The negative approach to this book made it almost unbearable. The book didn't defend a whole food diet but rather took a very confrontational offensive approach to the poor dietary choices we make today.
I like Michael Pollan, but this book was definitely not one of his best.
Good narration-poor story to tell
What a waste of my listening time.
The overall thesis of this book is interesting and in my opinion valid: "Eat food. Not to much. Mostly plants". The underlying point, that both what we eat and how it is produced has changed dramatically over the past forty years, is interesting and generally substantiated.
However, the book was extremely repetitive. The same theme was hit over and over again without going into more detail each time. Overall I found this book was not researched well enough and relied far to much on generalities. Particularly annoying was the unsubstantiated and oft repeated claim that 'traditional diets' are healthier than modern diets. Although this may be true, Pollan provides no evidence for this, nor does he even try to take on the obvious rebuttal that we live far longer today than we ever did on 'traditional diets'.
As I am already sympathetic to the underlying cause, I really hoped this book would be more convincing than it actually was.
This book was not that imformative beyond what we already know. It is simply discouraging because without a cow, piq and a garden, he teaches that we are all going to die. save for the last segment it was not well written. a lot of repeated information
the narration. i loved reading the book. i hated listening to it. it definitely ruined an awesome read.
do yourself a favor and listen to a sample. what were they thinking?