What you will not find in this book is advice how to eat and diet better. What you will find are examples - supported by several studies - how people choose their food. It's really astonishing how details influence what and how much we eat. Knowing that, one could choose the meals better, provided we always think before we choose.
Mislead by the title, I bought the book to understand the violence' place in human nature, but quit listening to it after ten hours of detailed descriptions of everything extremely brutal and savage in history, real or imagined. In the beginning I thought that these stories are meant to illustrate that the human history has been violent, more so than the time's we're living in, but after ten hours of this I think this is the only content of the book. Blood and suffering everywhere, described too vividly to my liking - I don't know who can enjoy, or even stand that for hours and hours in a row.
I listen to my books while doing something else, but this book is not made for that. The story is written in an unusual way, that requires high concentration while listening. I was lost just after few sentences, it did get better later on but I still believe this book is made for reading not listening.
Surprise surprise, it's a story about greed - specifically about very, very greedy people doing bad things trying to accumulate the wealth other, weaker people have collected. It's heavy, dark and sad story really. I stopped listening after one hour, having no intention to finish this book any more.
I am glad I listened to this book. Although there are no ground breaking findings in it - it would be difficult to say anything new about food - the connections the author makes are very interesting. There are many examples of how certain food influences our health and weight, that are so obvious when you hear it, yet they never occurrent to me before. Credits worth spend on this one.
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