In the first half of this book, the writer extensively describes how the food industry markets and designs food to tempt us. The unfortunate side effect for me (which goes to prove his point) was that I became obsessed with food while listening to the first part of this book, and I overate compulsively as a result! Eventually I stopped the book for a week or two, let myself break away and stop overeating, and finally came back and finished listening to it. Overall the book does not provide any great new breakthrough of how to eat well or manage overeating, but it suggests reliable and perhaps under-utilized methods.
I already knew the details of the genocide, but hearing it from a personal level takes the story even deeper. Imaculee's developing faith is wonderful and her ability to find God's perspective on the killers is deeply healing. I wish everyone, especially those struggling with the true evil of mankind, would hear or read this book. It is one of the best audiobooks I have ever listened to.
The point is simple. Exercise is good for you in many ways, with examples. But somehow this book seems to go on and on saying the exact same thing, over and over and over. Another study, the same result. I listed to this on my commute and repeatedly fell asleep, only to wake up and not feel like I had missed anything. (Thankfully, I wasn't driving!)
This would be a great book as a resource to cite examples of the importance of exercise. But as an audiobook to listen to? Really, it's about as dull and repetitive as possible.
I thought this would be a little more positive sort of listen, but it moved me to tears more than once (a bad thing while driving!). I have all sorts of sympathy for Mrs. Edwards, but I couldn't finish it. It was just too sad and too heavy for me. But it is memorable!
I didn't expect to enjoy this book, but I really did! Tori is very upbeat and suprisingly real in this take on her life as a mother. I've never watched her show, but if I catch it on now, I actually might. I had a couple of good laughs and enjoyed the ride.
This is a very informative, easy-to-listen-to book. An Omnivore's Dilemna is an excellent account of the writer's exploration of how food gets from the farm to the plate, and this book answers the question he most often received after publishing the first, "What should we eat?" Very pratical, realistic and soundly written, he discusses the nature of the food industry and food itself. Enjoyable and worthwhile.
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