Author Signing with Dr. Harry Ofgang & Erik Ofgang - The Good Vices

The Hickory Stick Bookshop will host a book signing with Dr. Harry Ofgang and Erik Ofgang, authors of the book The Good Vices: From Beer to Sex, the Surprising Truth About What’s Actually Good for You  (Tarcherperigee, $16), on Saturday, November 16th at 2pm.

Being healthy is easier, less expensive, and a whole lot more enjoyable than you think.

Much of the health advice we receive today tells us that in order to be healthy, we must consume a Spartan diet, exercise with the intensity of an Olympic athlete, and take a drug for every ailment. We constantly worry about the foods we should or shouldn't be eating and the medical tests we have neglected to take. And all that worry costs us dearly--financially, emotionally, and physically.

In The Good Vices, prominent naturopathic physician Dr. Harry Ofgang and health journalist Erik Ofgang tear down decades of myth and prejudice to reveal how some of our guilty pleasures are not only okay but actually good for our health. For example:

  • Like wine, moderate beer and spirit consumption raises our bodies' level of good cholesterol, which protects against heart disease.
  • Egg yolks are an excellent source of important fat-soluble vitamins.
  • Research suggests that moderate exercisers can be at least as healthy as, and sometimes even healthier than, those who exercise intensively.

Forget what you thought you knew about what's healthy, and enjoy some good vices instead.


The Good Vices emphasizes that having fun and indulging in some of life’s simple pleasures can be consistent with a healthier lifestyle. We always knew that eating ice cream was a lot of fun and are happy to hear it can be a part of healthy living. So enjoy a little ice cream, read this book, and be healthy." 
—Jerry Greenfield, cofounder of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

Dr. Harry Ofgang is the founder of Hahnemann Health Associates in New York City and Hahnemann Natural Health and Education Associates in Connecticut. He began his study of medicine at the University of Perugia Faculty of Medicine and Surgery before graduating from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. In more than thirty-five years practicing natural medicine, he has studied and lectured with some of natural medicine's most renowned figures.

Erik Ofgang is a journalist who writes on health, science, food, and travel. He has taught journalism at Quinnipiac University, Mercy College, and Western Connecticut State University's MFA program.


This event is free and open to the public.  If you are unable to attend this event, you may reserve a signed copy of The Good Vices by calling The Hickory Stick Bookshop at (860) 868 0525. For further information about this event please visit or email

Event date: 
Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
2 Green Hill Road
Washington Depot, CT 06794
The Good Vices: From Beer to Sex, the Surprising Truth About What's Actually Good for You By Dr. Harry Ofgang, Erik Ofgang Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143131960
Published: TarcherPerigee - June 4th, 2019

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