Larimore Family Newsletter – November 2008 Edition

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Publication Update

His Brain, Her Brain in first foreign translation

Dr. Walt and Barb were delighted to learn this month that their book, His Brain, Her Brain: How divinely designed differences can strengthen your marriage, has just been published in Korean.

Dr. Walt interviewed for In Touch Weekly

Is Dr. Walt becoming the “go-to” doctor for In Touch Weekly Magazine? He’s been interviewed a number of times by the popular tabloid – most recently about Angelina Jolie’s purported 1000 calorie-per-day-diet while breastfeeding twins. The interview is in the October 27 issue (pages 38-39).

You can see a portion of the interview at the website for The National Ledger.

Dr. Walt to be part of a new magazine

Significant Living Acquires ‘Today’s Christian’ Magazine

MEDIA ADVISORY, October 16 / Christian Newswire – Significant Living is pleased and honored to join Christianity Today International in announcing the transition of the publication Today’s Christian magazine to Significant Living’s Today’s Christian. 

The new publication will launch in January 2009 featuring a full-size magazine format, beautiful layouts and photography, informational articles and inspiring stories of faith. It will feature Christian celebrities and their stories, sports figures, well-known public personalities and those prominent in Christian ministries. 

In addition it will feature “everyday heroes” outstanding examples of ordinary people living significant, extraordinary lives. 

“We believe our readers will be delighted with our magazine, the premier publication of its kind.” says Jerry Rose, President of Significant Living and Total Living International.

Significant Living’s Today’s Christian is a faith based magazine focused on those in midlife and beyond showcasing feature writers such as Walt Larimore, Jane Rubietta, Rebekah Montgomery, and more. 

Cover stories have featured Christian profiles such as singers Brenda Lee, Bill and Gloria Gaither, former Governor Mike Huckabee, former NFL star and all-pro Mike Singletary, Astronaut Charlie Duke, Actor Gavin McLeod, and speakers and authors Joni Eareckson Tada, and Pam Christensen.

Significant Living is an organization with a mission to empower readers and members to live with Christ-like vitality and to celebrate life and faith in every season of life. 

Rose states, “We want to encourage others to make their relationship with Christ their most important priority. Our magazine and organization will inform and inspire you along this journey.” 

To learn more about Significant Living, visit their website here.   

Dr. Walt and his SuperSized Kids Program featured in Pediatric News

Dr. Walt was featured in two articles that were based upon a presentation that he gave at the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians meeting in July.

Jancin B. Family Plan Helps Fight Child Obesity Epidemic: Self-guided behavioral changes toward a healthier lifestyle are the focus, rather than weight or BMI. Pediatric News. Volume 42, Issue 9, Page 41 (September 2008). 

Jancin B. Screening Guide For Prediabetes Needs Overhaul. Pediatric News. Volume 42, Issue 9, Page 45 (September 2008). 

Dr. Walt and his SuperSized Kids Program featured in Family Practice News

Jancin B. Family Physician’s Program Takes Bite Out of the Childhood Obesity Epidemic. Family Practice News. Volume 38, Issue 17, Page 44 (1 September 2008). 

Barnes & Nobles Features a Nice Review of His Brain, Her Brain

As a pastor, I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking to better understand why their mate acts they way she or he does. People often mistakenly believe that their spouse acts the way they do simply to be annoying. This book does an outstanding job of presenting the evidence for God’s unique design of men and women. Yes, we are in fact very different – by design! Through their presentation, the Larimores detail how the differences are actually part of God’s plan for creating women and men to complement one another. Their own stories and the easy to understand presentation of the scientific facts are wonderful and help the reader to better grasp this idea. I strongly advise anyone considering marriage, or any couple recently married to get this book and read it together. You will laugh together, point fingers at one another, and in the end, gain the freedom to allow each other to operate as God has uniquely created each of you to operate in this world and in your relationship. It is also a great read for anyone that has been married for many years.

Pastor Timothy Jones, a Lutheran pastor

His Brain, Her Brain received well

Someone in the know tells us that His Brain, Her Brain: How divinely designed differences can strengthen your marriage was selling especially well after we were on Moody’s Midday Connection. On Amazon’s National Best-Seller List, this last month, it was as high as:

#16 in Christian Living – Relationships – Marriage

#28 in Christian Living – Faith

#31 in Nonfiction – Sociology – Marriage & Family

Lintball Leo still selling well – after all these years

This same someone tells us that Lintball Leo is selling well on Amazon.com over five years after its initial release. On Amazon’s National Best-Seller List, this last month, it has been as high as:

#25 in Christian Children’s Books – Ages 9-12

#42 in Children’s Books for Boys & Men – Fiction

SuperSized Kids is doing very well indeed

We don’t know if it’s from Dr. Walt’s presentations to professional groups over the last few months, or something else, but on Amazon’s National Best-Seller List, this last month, the book has been as high as:

#2 in Books – Science – Medicine – Special Topics – Nutrition

#2 in Books – Professional & Technical – Nutrition

#2 in Books – Health, Mind & Body – Personal Health – Children’s Health

Dr. Walt featured in Audio Digest CD

Larimore WL. Modern Epidemics of Childhood. Childhood Obesity: Practical Considerations for the Busy Family Physician. Audio Digest Family Practice, October 28, 2008, Vol. 56, Issue 40.

Dr. Walt was honored to be featured on this prestigious Continuing Medical Education resource for family physicians. Usually only professors are asked to present topics for Audio Digest.

But, you can obtain the same exact information written for the average parent and the average family by reading Dr. Walt’s book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat.

You can order the book here.  

Broadcast Update

Moody Midday Connection Interview

The Larimores were interviewed live on the Moody Broadcast Network’s Midday Connection Radio Program about their book, His Brain, Her Brain. You can listen to the program here.  

Events of the last month

Oct 1-5 Dr. Walt participated in the AMA RUC (RBRVS [Resource-Based Relative Value] Update Committee) meetings in Chicago. The Larimore’s always enjoy their time in Chicago. Barb especially enjoys the shopping.

Oct 2 The Larimores were interviewed live on the Moody Broadcast Network’s Midday Connection Radio Program about their book, His Brain, Her Brain. You can listen to the program at http://asxarchive.moodyradio.org/MiddayConnection/2008-10-02_Midday_Connection.asx.  

Oct 14-21 The Larimores were pleased to visit with Barb’s family and several close friends in Baton Rouge.

Oct 16-17 Dr. Walt flewto Rochester, NY, and then drove to Bath, NY, to speak at their CPC’s (Crisis Pregnancy Center) Annual Fundraiser Banquet. By all accounts, the event was a wonderful success – and Dr. Walt loved being able to drive through the mountains, which were ablaze in their fall colors.

Upcoming Events 

Oct 29-Nov 4 Dr. Walt will be serving as Visiting Professor at the In His Image Family Medicine Residency Program in Tulsa, OK – while Barb has girl friends from Orlando visiting with her in Monument to celebrate Kate’s 30th birthday.

Nov 6-8 The Larimores will be attending a Life Network Board Retreat in Estes Park, Colorado. 

Nov 12-13 The Larimores will visit a Christian Clinic for the poor and visit with close friends in Memphis, TN.

Nov 13 The Larimores will drive to Blue Springs, Mississippi, to visit a close friend at her farm and then drive to Corinth, where Dr. Walt will speak at their CPC’s Annual Fundraiser Banquet.

Nov 14 Barb and Walt fly to Milwaukee and then drive to Madison, Wisconsin, to visit and share dinner with Walt’s brother, Billy, his wife, Karen, and their daughter, Kristine. After dinner they will drive to Pauwaukee (between Madison and Milwaukee).

Nov 15 Walt speaks at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Christian Life Resources.

Nov 16 Barb and Walt will share lunch with Pastor Bob Fleischman and his wife and then fly home.

Nov 17 The Larimores  will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary. Barb has let Walt know that the “Burger Bash” at the local bowling alley in Monument would not be an appropriate venue for their evening celebration.

Nov 25 – Dec 3 Barb and Walt will fly to Baton Rouge to enjoy Thanksgiving with our families. All of Walt’s brothers and their families will be there and the Larimores are looking forward to our reunion. In addition, Kate, Scott, Jennifer, and Anna Katherine are expected to come to Baton Rouge. It should be a joyful time.

Then, for the rest of the year, Barb and Walt will be home and preparing for the holiday season.

You can get more information on many of Dr. Walt’s upcoming events here

As always, Walt and Barb so appreciate your support, notes, calls, and especially your prayers! 

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