Most of this book was just "inspiring" stories about people that have read his other books and improved their lives. Don't waste your money!
I don't think parents will enjoy this book very much. As a adult that has chosen NOT to have children I enjoyed Jen's take on being purposefully childless. Everything she said was spot on. I love her on Chelsey Lately so I was not surprised I like the book. As my title says, I never fell down laughing or busted my gut laughing, but there were quite a few chuckles in this on.
If you've read any of these types of books, you have read them all. I thought this might actually show some insight into the training of these special op soldiers, but, NO it's just more of the same. "I'm a badass. I love my country. I love my family." No insight whatsoever. It wasn't a bad book, just absolutely NOTHING new.
Nothing new in this one. Fasting for health has been around for a very long time. This one promises the ability to "eat whatever you want" on the days you don't fast, but ultimately it comes back to: Eat healthier on the days you don't fast and you'll do better. The bottom line with any healthy nutrition regimen was put best by Michael Pollan:“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” If you want to add fasting or intermittent fasting to this, go for it!
I struggled with the first third of this one. Then it got a bit interesting and continued to get better as time went on. I agree with another person that said,"Could have used a bit of editing." The ending left a little to be desired until I realized that it was the first of a reported trilogy. I am kind of looking forward to hearing the next book in the series. Characters where "OK" but the new mythology was very interesting.
When the second book in this series came out it received incredible reviews and they kept mentioning this book. Believe it or not, I had not heard of it. The 2nd book sounded good so I bought this one to see what was up. WOW! I am so glad I did! This book is incredible. Right up there with the "Song of Ice and Fire" Series. Unfortunately, like the "Game of Thrones" series, these books are so detailed it takes the author about 4 or 5 years to write one. This is, absolutely, an essential series if one enjoys Sci-Fi/fantasy books.
It was interesting to hear why a person is driven to run 100 miles or more
Obviously, Scott Jurek
Not really. It was just a good story.
Very inspiring for weekend athletes of all types
Yes. I like his lectures, but I found this book incredibly dry and unlistenable.
I couldn't make it to the end
I suspect this may have been Dr. Hawkins first attempt at narrating? It sounded like a first grade reader being forced to read in front of his class. Halting and stiff.
Someone that has never heard anything about meditation or mindfulness.
Probably not, but I won't purchase these basic ones.
I bought this book as a "historgical" interest. I thought it might be interesting to hear these "Laws" in that kind of context. However, after listening to the first few chapters it made me so depressed that people actually function like this that I had to turn it off. If you are heartless, amoral, or a sociopath this book might interest you, otherwise it is just depressing.
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