The information is well worth knowing, very important. Thank you Michael Pollan.
I know I will listen to this book again and again, though I would like it better if Mr. Brick did not sound so sarcastic as he often does during his performance. Even though the information is shocking and does make a person angry, I see Mr. Pollan as a bridge to a better way of thinking. I prefer to think that if Mr. Pollan were to read this book he would not sound so sarcastic.
My side obsessed with healthy living enjoyed the nutrition details of this book and my engineering side enjoyed the scientific evidence presented. The author did not take sides; the listening was smooth and easy to do. A must for anyone wanting to improve his health in this consumerism based un-healthy diet filled world.
I thought the story was great. Not so sure what other posters liked so much about the reader though. I thought the added inflection gave the book an arrogant sound. But that's not a dealbreaker. Great buy.
I have read Michael Pollan's other book, the Omnivore's Dilemma, so I was somewhat familiar with the subject matter. But this book makes it personal. Eating is such an important thing, yet we spend so little time thinking about it. I am sure that if we all followed just some of his common sense approach to nourishment, we'd all be much healthier. This is not a book about diets or fads or denying yourself the pleasures of food. This is a book to teach you how to eat - because as a culture, we have forgotten how. We spend so much time watching TV or driving to/from work or aimlessly surfing the net - spend some time reading this book and you (and your family) will be the better for it.
The voice is so melodramatic and exaggerated that it distracts from the content of the book. It's a nonfiction book and the narrator reads it as if it were theater performance--extremely annoying. The book itself is decent; its survey of the recent history of the food industry and "nutritionism" is very informative.
Pollan presents a very good brief history of the food industry and "nutritionism."
Knowledge is only the beginning, what we achieve from that knowledge shapes our lives.
Yes. It opens your eyes to the world of food that we live in.
This book is a must read. Anyone who cares about their health or has health issues related to poor eating habits needs to read this audio book or the hardcover book.
The narrator "Scott Brick" is very good with drawing in the listener and highlighting interesting points with his tone of voice.
I didn't realize nutrition research was so political. The best line in the book is,
The narrator read it like it was as novel. A little too much drama for the subject matter.
I have re-evaluated the way I eat after hearing this book. I feel I am eating healthier now.
Unfortunately, the narrator does an injustice not only to the topic, but to Michael Pollan's hard work and valuable story.
I have heard Michael Pollan speak. I would have much preferred to hear this work in his own words, voice, tone and inflection vs. those of an overly dramatic, arrogant sounding orator. Scott Brick's work is much more suited to the likes of Pillars of the Earth or something of that nature. His tone was not conversational enough or even academic enough to allow me to hear the content - instead all I heard was his ill placed, over- acted drama.
Frustration and disappointmnet - solely due to the narration.
Witty humor, and very interesting facts.
He just has great speaking voice. I have heard Scott perform other works, and he always does great.
It would be documentary, so I suppose the title would work.
Yes. Although the intonation tends to be a little strong, it is easy to listen.
Omnivore Dilemma. They are related in some ways. I read
No, it's a little too heavy.
Any one who is concerned about his health should read this book. There are simply too much mis-information in the food and medical industries.