Kimberley Wilson, author of Unprocessed: How the Food We Eat Is Fuelling Our Mental Health Crisis recommends a superb set of books!! Before jumping into the interview, please check out Kimberley's book:
Q. Do you have a favourite smart thinking book (and why that book)?
How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett.
The last one I read that had the most significant impact on me was How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain by Prof. Lisa Feldman Barrett. As a practitioner psychologist, emotions are my clinical daily bread, but my personal practice also considers the contribution of the body to brain health and mental wellbeing. This new perspective on the subject was refreshing, challenging and ultimately offers new opportunities for clinical intervention and support with mood disorders.
Q. What's the most recent smart thinking book you've read (and how would you rate it)?
The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor by Mark Schatzker.
I recently read The Dorito Effect by Mark Schatzker. I found the language to be a bit sensationalist in places, and I felt that the final chapter detracted from the main body of the book but I enjoyed the exploration of how the shift towards farming for yield and appearance has diluted the flavour of foods, how this has created a market for artificial flavourings and what this might mean for our health.
Q. Do you have a favourite childhood book?
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar. What can I say? I can relate.
Q. Do you prefer reading on paper, Kindle or listening to an audiobook?
It depends on the genre. For non-fiction I’ll choose an audiobook and listen at 1.5 speed on my walk to the office. For novels, paper. Kindle for holidays to save on space in my hand luggage!
Q. Do you have a favourite bookshop (and why that shop)?
Many thanks to Kimberley for recommending a superb set of books!! Please don't forget to check out Unprocessed: How the Food We Eat Is Fuelling Our Mental Health Crisis.
Image Copyrights: Ebury Publishing (Unprocessed: How the Food We Eat Is Fuelling Our Mental Health Crisis), Pan Macmillan (How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain), Simon & Schuster (The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor), Penguin Random House Children's UK (The Very Hungry Caterpillar).