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Author: Mehmet C. Oz, Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., Michael F. Roizen Narrator: Mehmet C. Oz, Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., Michael F. Roizen Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The You Series Release Date: July 2005 ISBN: 9780060878566
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Between your full-length mirror and high-school biology class, you probably think you know a lot about the human body. While it’s true that we live in an age when we’re as obsessed with our bodies as we are with celebrity hairstyles, the reality is that most of us know very little about what chugs, churns, and thumps throughout this miraculous, scientific, and artistic system of anatomy. Yes, you’ve owned your skin-covered shell for decades, but you probably know more about your cell-phone plan than you do about your own body. When it comes to your longevity and quality of life, understanding your internal systems gives you the power, authority, and ability to live a healthier, younger, and better life.

You: The Owner’s Manual challenges your preconceived notions about how the human body works and ages, then takes you on a tour through all of the highways, back roads, and landmarks inside of you. After taking a quiz that tests your body of knowledge, you’ll learn about all of your blood-pumping, food-digesting, and keys-remembering systems and organs.

Just as important, you’ll get the facts and advice you need to keep your body running long and strong. You’ll find out how diseases start and how they affect your body—as well as advice on how to prevent and beat conditions that threaten your quality of life. Complete with exercise tips, nutritional guidelines, simple lifestyle changes, and alternative approaches, You: The Owner’s Manual gives you an easy, comprehensive, and life-changing how-to plan for fending off the gremlins of aging. To top it off, you’ll also get the great-tasting and calorie-saving Owner’s Manual Diet—a thirty-recipe eating plan that’s designed with only one goal in mind: to help you live a younger life.

Welcome to your body. Why don’t you come on in and take a look around?

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Quotes & Awards

  • You: The Owner’s Manual lets you in on the secrets of your body.”

    Lance Armstrong

  • “Anti-aging guru Roizen and celebrated heart surgeon Oz combine their popular approaches to patient-centered care in this assessment of how much, or more to the point, how little, readers know about their bodies.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • ANew York Times bestseller
  • A #1USA Today bestseller

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 2/20/2014

    " A lot of great information presenting in a very entertaining way. I really enjoyed it! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 David | 2/20/2014

    " For a book of this thickness, I was hoping for something a little more in-depth and a little less glib. The trolls in the anatomical diagrams are distracting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dixie | 1/27/2014

    " Dr. Oz and Dr. M are my heroes I love this book it makes reading about health so so fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lizard | 1/25/2014

    " this book is broken down into chapters related to areas of your body (cardiovascular health, bone, joints and muscle health, respitory health, etc.) to help you understand how those systems work and what activities keep them healthy. it is not another trendy book about how to change your diet or exercise to lose weight or have more energy, but really focuses on what is healthy from a medical perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hope | 1/24/2014

    " This is a common-sense, easy to understand guide to making yourself healthier, without spending a lot of money or going on a lot of drugs. It goes through all the body's systems and explains how they affect your overall health and longevity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 1/10/2014

    " Very interesting to learn what I can do to improve my age and preserve my life. I found some tips and advice that I can really impliment into my daily activities and hopefully keep living a healthy life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam | 1/5/2014

    " Entertaining and informative, but sometimes too clever for its own good. I did appreciate the presence of Mr. Peanut in the diagram of the male reproductive organs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fatima | 1/2/2014

    " Handy book to keep around. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 12/4/2013

    " Explains the hows and whys of our body systems and provides action steps for living healthier. Loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 11/30/2013

    " Very informative yet easy to read. The diagrams are often humorous being cartoon like as they are. Dr. Oz is very good about giving you information in small doses so you understand. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 11/24/2013

    " do crossword puzzles! and eat almonds before dinner! and more cool stuff! this book is crazy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 11/14/2013

    " Great book, everyone should read this book however, there is A LOT of information and can be overwhelming. It's an easy read and I like the way it is written( easy for everyone to understand) and the illustrations are humorous. Dr. Oz is so passionate about his work and helping others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 11/13/2013

    " I hated hearing how badly I've been doing at taking care of my body! But, I loved the empowerment it gave me to take control of my health! Dr. Oz is fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edel | 10/12/2013

    " Takes a little while to get into but well worth sticking with it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 10/4/2013

    " I have trouble sleeping at night and this has given me some great tips for helping to be more relaxed, and less stressed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tasha | 10/3/2013

    " Decent information presented in a fun, easy to understand way. Had some good insights without being overly preachy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carolyn | 8/23/2013

    " As a health care practitioner I did find this book comprehensive but not reader friendly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara | 5/16/2013

    " Very informative and easy to read, with funny illustrations like the ones in "The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body." (Remember that?) What I've learned is that I must exercise. Kind of depressing, really. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 2/11/2013

    " So far, I've learned just how much I really don't know what's going on in my body. I'm learning quite a bit about how to better fuel my body. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 1/4/2013

    " So far its been a great book and exactly the type of information I'm looking for to be healthy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pinkie | 6/29/2012

    " An awesome introduction to the challenges of health and the strategies we can use to live a quality, meaningful life. Very encyclopedic..supported by research. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 5/2/2012

    " Just finished...lots of good info! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank | 2/3/2012

    " I enjoyed this as an audio book while ruining. It's a great tool to understand our body Anne how to take care of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joey | 9/1/2011

    " This is a fun book to learn about how to live healthy and how the body works because it has a good dose of humor, which makes the information easier to take in and enjoyable to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 7/28/2011

    " This book teaches you how your body works in understandable terms. I like keeping it around for a reference. It's only downfall are the corny jokes and "artwork." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 7/17/2011

    " That little elf in the illustrations is seriously creepy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammi | 7/11/2011

    " Good book for a brief overview of all that stuff I actively ignored in high school biology. Unfortunately, most of the health advice isn't useful until your early 40s. Maybe I'll read it again in 15 years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammi | 7/6/2011

    " Good general book covering many areas of health and body. Changes are simple and straightforward. Love Dr Oz. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arie | 6/29/2011

    " Informative, entertaining, clear down-to-earth explanations and funny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sri | 6/15/2011

    " Great!! Serious topics, simple language. I keep it as a reference. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle | 6/12/2011

    " This was pretty good. I liked the physiology review on how some of the body works as they prepared to teach more on how to improve breathing and posture and reducing stress. It was really quick but informative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arie | 3/8/2011

    " Informative, entertaining, clear down-to-earth explanations and funny! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aynge | 2/4/2011

    " Lots of useful information I didn't know, presented in a fun, approachable way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 1/25/2011

    " Lots of good accessible information. Very readable. I liked the focus on overall health and aging versus appearance. Tried a little too hard to be funny (wasn't) and imo really overused metaphors. Worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 12/19/2010

    " This is the only book in this series that I really have used and keep it for reference. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/18/2010

    " Hands down one of the best and most pratical books I've read on how to take care of your body. Very easy to understand. Reliable sources of information. Lots of things you can implement today for better living! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 8/8/2010

    " WOW, it just has so much good information (tho I am not too fond of their illustrations - they are kind of creepy) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tasha | 6/18/2010

    " Decent information presented in a fun, easy to understand way. Had some good insights without being overly preachy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 5/16/2010

    " interesting book about the body and how to keep in healthy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cece | 4/25/2010

    " Nice twist of humor makes it easy to read! EXTREMELY informative with normal average people words, thus does not discurage reader to stop reading. A+ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 6/18/2009

    " I have trouble sleeping at night and this has given me some great tips for helping to be more relaxed, and less stressed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janice | 3/2/2009

    " I love the breathing techniques and guided stretch from Liza Oz. It really helps.
    For the rest of the book, it is just a summary of all possible reasons that cause stress. Nothing surprise. It is a reminder of what a stress-free life is if you aware of your stress, sleep, and diet, etc. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle | 2/4/2009

    " This was pretty good. I liked the physiology review on how some of the body works as they prepared to teach more on how to improve breathing and posture and reducing stress. It was really quick but informative. "

About the Author

Mehmet C. Oz, MD, is the professor and vice chairman of surgery at Columbia University in New York City, director of the Cardiovascular Institute, and founder and director for the Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is a featured health expert on Oprah, writes for Esquire and Reader’s Digest, and is a New York Times bestselling author as well. Dr. Oz also has an XM Satellite show on Oprah Radio, where he joins cohost Dr. Michael F. Roizen as they discuss healing techniques, preventative medicine, and the latest in health news so Americans can make well-informed decisions about their health.

About the Narrators

Mehmet C. Oz, MD, is the professor and vice chairman of surgery at Columbia University in New York City, director of the Cardiovascular Institute, and founder and director for the Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is a featured health expert on Oprah, writes for Esquire and Reader’s Digest, and is a New York Times bestselling author as well. Dr. Oz also has an XM Satellite show on Oprah Radio, where he joins cohost Dr. Michael F. Roizen as they discuss healing techniques, preventative medicine, and the latest in health news so Americans can make well-informed decisions about their health.

Michael F. Roizen, MD, is the New York Times #1 bestselling author of RealAge: Are You as Young as You Can Be? and You: The Owner’s Manual, as well as the cofounder and originator of the very popular RealAge.com website. He is chief wellness officer and chair of the Wellness Institute of the Cleveland Clinic as well as chief medical consultant to the Dr. Oz show. He currently lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio.