Book Reviews

Half the Man
I Was brought me to tears. Marlowe Whitlow renders his physical, spiritual and mental transformation to a fit, conscious individual with raw honesty, humor and sincerity. His compelling story charts a journey from a self-absorbed, fast-living young man to a wise, benevolent father, husband and inspiration to all around him. His testimony of willpower, hard work and meditation to a better future will help anyone who desires an upwards shift in motion and direction in life: whether for financial, relationship or health reasons. This book is a must-read for people who feel lost or need motivation, and his story is just an overall good read for anyone who loves quality books.”

-Kalisha Buckhanon, critically-acclaimed and award-winning author of the novels Upstate and Solemn

Half the Man I Was
 is very inspiring–not only for people who are trying to lose weight, but for people who simply need the message to not give up.  There are positive messages throughout the book that influence the reader to learn from his/her mistakes, keep moving forward and to thank God for big and small blessings.  I would describe this book as a self-help guide for anyone who is struggling to reach their optimal goals in life; and that’s pretty much everyone!

-Keisha Randle Smith


I was offered the opportunity to read Marlowe’s upcoming book, “Half The Man I Was”.

This book is very compelling.  It is easy to read and flows well through his business, personal and spiritual life.  I love that he shares some of the family life challenges that he faced; this makes his journey very real for the reader.  I recommend this book to anyone who struggles to lose or maintain weight loss.  I read the entire book in just a few hours. 

-Shelly Link


Anyone who has trained under Marlowe or knows him can tell you he has a great passion for helping others live a happier and healthier life. In his book Half the Man I Was, Marlowe writes from his heart and experience that it is not too late to turn your life around. The choices we make everyday, positive and negative, greatly impact our lives and the lives of others. By example, Marlowe guides us in making healthy choices. This must read book will motivate you to work hard, develop healthy eating habits, and give you the motivation to change your life for the better.

– Jeff Nogoda