No. I had been wanting to read this book for a long time as my husband has been wanting to get fit and I thought it sounded inspiring. However I felt the narration was monotonous and boring. I stuck it out until the end but it was a hard slog a bit like Rich Rolls ultra man challenges. There seemed to be a lot of unnecessary detail about his school days which seemed to go on and on until I got to the information I wanted to find out - how he got fit, what he ate etc. But it was all read with such a dull voice, even when he had achieved his goals there seemed to no excitement in his voice. I do admire his achievements though they were very impressive. I would have liked to know how his wife felt being stuck at home with the kids on a budget while Rich Roll continued to seek the next challenge, never seeming to be satisfied.
Eat more healthily
"This guy is incredible and an inspiration. "
Amazing. Loved every word. His story is inspirational in rejecting the norm. Some dietary information may not be 100% as per the current studies, but the rest is divine listening.
For vegans, reformers, runners, fitness, health interests, challenges and people who generally like uplifting life changing epiphanies as told by those to which it has happened.
"Green power !"
Enjoyed listening to Rich's laconic Californian voice. Very inspiring and left me wanting to sort my diet out.
Remember it's not easy - that's why it's called a challenge!
Brilliant book. Inspiring for any middle age person looking for a change in lifestyle and habits.
It's a true zero to hero story. Inspiring story from all angles of a guy who brought himself back from nothing.
Recount of the Big 5 was a highlight
Found it to be a very good book, provides insight to the mental struggle with life and training, and sound nutrition advise.
Organic inspiring real
His life in early years with alcohol was very similar to mine and I hope to try and emulate on how he turned it around.
"A great story and an inspiring read"
I have listened to Rich Roll's podcast for quite a few years, but to hear his own story in full has been both enjoyable and inspiring. The lifestyle tips in this book are also very good and he supports a great cause (veganism) through his athletic achievements. His story is rich (ahem) and engaging, taking various twists and turns but arriving at a satisfying conclusion that makes you want to put your trainers on and get outside, get it done, and keep improving every day.
I'm a big fan of Rich Roll podcast and I knew most part of the story before listening the audio book. However, it is a very well told story and it hasn't deceived me. It also gives very helpful tips for sport endurance performance whether you are vegetarian, vegan, or meat eater. Finally, the fact that Rich himself reads it adds an extra bit.
"Great book !!"
Really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend and also Rich Roll's Podcasts and website.
"Interesting but flawed"
It grew on me this book. It's an interesting tale, and I found some bits genuinely riveting.
I've also got no problems with veganism, but I hadn't been ready for the extent it was going to try to convert me. Especially given the strange mix of good science and downright laughable science - all jumbled together to leave it unclear what's true.
Still fair play to him for turning his life around and it is an inspiring story.