MEHME TOZ, MD
“Obsessing about fitness is a healthy addiction.”
Contributor: “The Crucial Decade,” page 72 What I learned: “Your body is the best workout tool you have.”
About Dr. Oz: As a professor at Columbia University and a health authority on the Oprah show, Dr. Oz knows what
it’s like to have a full schedule. “The question I ask myself every day is, Is my life so out of control that I can’t find 20
minutes for myself? If I can’t, I make changes,” he says. For the workout that keeps him in shape, turn to page 80. Dr.
Oz’s new book is You: Being Beautiful, and he’ll launch his own syndicated TV show this fall. He lives in Cliffside Park,
New Jersey. My best life: “Playing a game called ‘ball tag’ with my kids. It builds camaraderie and teamwork.”
“Always try to stay strong, sexy, and interesting.”
Writer: “A Woman in Full,” page 84 What I learned: “In the morning, men want a sweetheart. But late at night,
they need someone reckless.” About Libaire: Reviving a long-term relationship might seem like an impossible
task, but Libaire—who frequently writes about love, sex, and relationships—says the key is to keep hope alive.
“You pull through the difficult spots and walk into new territory that you could never have hoped for,” she says.
Libaire is working on her next novel, a reimagination of her father’s life. She lives in Austin, Texas. My best life:
“Traveling to southeast Asia with no agenda, no deadline, and no map, and completely losing myself.”
DAVID A.KESSLER, MD
“Food is more powerful than we realize.”
Writer: “The War on Our Waistlines,” page 68 What I learned: “High-fat, high-sugar foods excessively activate
the reward centers in our brains.” About Dr. Kessler: Every time he lands at the San Francisco airport, Dr.
Kessler craves Chinese dumplings…and he needed to find out why. His new book, The End of Overeating, answers
that question and more. “Eating is learned behavior,” he says. “If we don’t see the foods we want, our cravings
disappear.” Dr. Kessler has served as the commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He lives in San
Francisco. My best life: “My goal is to understand and answer the questions people have about their health.”
“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”
Writer: “The Change Manual: New Rules for a Man’s Forties,” page 79 What I learned: “We all have a change
muscle that can be strengthened.” About de Bonvoisin: As managing director of a Time Warner venture-capital
firm, de Bonvoisin had money, power, and prestige, but she wasn’t happy until she gave it all up to pursue her dream of
helping others. “I had this inner voice that got louder and louder, until I knew I was in the wrong job,” she says. The New
York City–based de Bonvoisin interviewed successful people from different cultures, industries, and religions for her
book, The First 30 Days, a guide to making and facing any life change. My best life: “Skiing in Verbier, Switzerland.”
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