Gordy's desk 2023

February 2023

Gordy is a member of our Collections team. Consequently, her desk sees lots of interesting items pass across it. Here are some of her recommendations of books and DVDs for this year.

Medical medium brain saver by Anthony William  

Medical medium brain saver: answers to brain inflammation, mental health, OCD, brain fog, neurological symptoms, addiction, anxiety, depression, heavy metals, Epstein-Barr virus, seizures, Lyme, ADHD, Alzheimer's, autoimmune & eating disorders

By Anthony William

If you have been suffering brain fog like I have or just would like to read up on how to best look after our magnificent though often tired brain, this book is really worth having a look at

Anthony William, the Medical Medium, has created a new way through the confusion of mental and physical suffering, with steps towards achieving a healthy brain.

Burnout, deficiencies, panic attacks, vagus nerve problems, mental health struggles, neurological symptoms, and beyond-as you search for lasting relief, it's easy to become lost and blame yourself, wondering what you did wrong. Answer- you're not the problem.

With Medical Medium Brain Saver and its companion volume, Medical Medium Brain Saver Protocols, Cleanses & Recipes, Anthony William sheds light on our brain and nervous system. Brain Saver unveils the why behind more than 100 brain- and nervous system-related symptoms, diseases, and disorders; Protocols reveals the truth about how to heal in even more detail. 

Best of all, Brain Saver offers a way forward with specialized healing techniques. In addition to fresh perspective on how to nourish your brain and reduce your exposure to everyday toxins and contaminants, you'll find cleanse protocols, heavy metal detox guidelines, and recipes designed to bring instant relief when the brain is under particular stress.  

"We suffer for very real and physical reasons," Anthony writes, "and we can address those reasons at their core with the information here. When we know how to navigate this world, we have the power to heal."

I have found Anthony Williams books very helpful and if you like this one there are others to be found at the Library, I can especially recommend Cleanse to heal.

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I'm not fine, thanks by Wil Anderson  

I'm not fine, thanks

By Wil Anderson

'How are you?'

How am I? How do you think I am? I know in the Before Times the tradition was to reply, 'I'm fine, thanks.' Then you would ask how they were, and they would reply, 'I'm fine, thanks.' And then we would all get on with our lives. But I can't play me part in that pantomime anymore. I cannot say, 'I'm fine, thanks,' because (spoilers) I am not fine, thanks.

What do you get when a household comedian is left with no option but to make comedy using only a rampant washing machine, a lot of Vaseline, a roast chook and an unused exercise bike to keep him company? You get I am NOT fine, thanks.

From prime ministers who don't hold a hose, to billionaires who think they're astronauts, to people who think lizards are ruling the country and that thermometers are wiping your memory, it's abundantly clear that the world is going to hell.

Wil Anderson uses his iconic dry humour to soothe the sting of the last few years - laughter is the best medicine, after all (or is it apple cider vinegar?). Part memoir, part manifesto and all comedy, this is a book that will both make your every frustration feel heard and show you that there is plenty to hope for.

Good sense, good jokes and good WIL - a book about enduring turbulent times with humour, community and just a dash of apple cider vinegar.

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Iris by Fiona Kelly McGregor  


By Fiona Kelly McGregor

Who is Iris Webber?

A thief, a fighter, a wife, a lover.

A scammer, a schemer, a friend.

A musician, a worker, a big-hearted fool.

A woman who has prevailed against the toughest gangsters of the day, defying police time and again, yet is now trapped in a prison cell.

Guilty or innocent?

Rollicking through the underbelly of 1930s sly-grog Sydney, Iris is a dazzling literary achievement from one of Australia's finest writers. Based on actual events and set in an era of cataclysmic change, here is a fierce, fascinating tale of a woman who couldn't be held back. 

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