In 1994, JoAnna Lund self-published her first book, The Healthy Exchanges(r) Cookbook, with a two-thousand-dollar loan from her local bank and the determination to bring her message of hope to the countless people seeking to "live healthy in the real world." Today, JoAnna's books total more than one million copies in print, and her easy-to-prepare, healthy recipes have won the hearts of home cooks across the country. But more than just healthy recipes have attracted this legion of fans to the self-proclaimed Diet Queen of DeWitt, Iowa.
Over the years, JoAnna has shared her common-folk wisdom through her personal appearances and public lectures, her television and radio shows, and in her books and newsletter. Now that wisdom is distilled in String of Pearls. Like pearls, the insights revealed in this book are precious; each has been polished by hard work, and burnished by experience. And while each may be beautiful alone, when taken together, they create a vision of beauty, strength, and durability. Yet String of Pearls is as practical, down-to-earth, and full of common sense as JoAnna herself. With this book, she helps readers feel good about themselves and focus on the truly important and enduring things in their lives.
JoAnna M. Lund has been profiled in many national and local publications and been featured on hundreds of radio and television shows. A popular speaker with weight-loss, cardiac, diet, and other health support groups.
Barbara Alpert is the co-author of many books with JoAnna Lund.