I believe this will be a longtime favorite for me and my girls, ages 9,7,and 4. We all love a theme which combines history, culture, and a unique story line. This has it all. The narrators voice (likely a native american) adds to the visualization of the island. Highly recommend it!
Malcolm Gladwell is one of my favorite authors. I was waiting for this new release and found it to be on par with signature insights. I was disappointed that it's only 7 hours long. If felt short. As an undiagnosed dyslexic and parent of a dyslexic, I know first hand the power of determination. I see it in myself and my daughter. Overall a great read!
Story of David and Goliath.
I enjoy his voice, inflection, and compassion.
The China Study is a provacative read providing compelling scientific evidence that we've gotten the Western diet all wrong. The story is well written and enjoyable to listen to, while telling us that we've been duped by the government into thinking that meat protein (meat, eggs, milk) are good for us, then once sick, we can turn to medical doctors untrained in nutrition and insented toward high cost ineffective procedures and pharmaceuticals. By living on plants alone we can avoid or even reverse cancer and heart disease. I must say that I am currently a near Atkins like protein eater with an aversion to carbohydrates. This new information flies in the face of what I thought to be true. As a trim 40-something, weight management has been my primary concern, thinking cancer is predestined based on family history and bad luck and being too young / healthy to be concerned for my heart health. Where the book falls short is in identifying a reasonable and tasty transition plan on how to adopt a plant based diet. As he also is against all oils, I'm at a loss as to how to prepare a full menu plentiful on a variety of foods, seasonings, and textures. It needs a follow on diet book or at least recommended reads as to who has it right.
Having been born in 1966, I grew up knowing very little about the Korean or Vietnam wars. They were both covered in sparse details in school. This is an acurate, detailed, and personalized account of Korea. Every person should read this account and then go hug a vet! Masterful reporting!
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