I bought this book after viewing the lecture the author made. The video is on youtube. I liked the lecture and wanted to know more about his studies. The first half of the book had some new, interesting, and old information. I liked some of the examples and facts and he was very compelling. From time to time I noticed a pattern. This author weaves his politics into the book. This would be OK if it had to do with the subject at hand, but no, he just came off as being unprofessional in my opinion. He would continually prop up liberals and put down conservatives. The second half of the book he goes overboard. If you are going to buy the book, you should stop reading here since I might spoil it for you. He suggests you ID kids before buying soda. He directly and indirectly suggests the government should control the supply of food and restrict sugar supply. I even agree with him on sugar being a poison but his dictator like suggestions left me felling like I got slapped across the face. If your a hard liberal, pro huge strong government, you might actually like this book. If your like myself, bought this book because you wanted to educate and better your health, you might only want to read the first half. If you love politics read the whole thing. A much better book I recommend is "Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health" Its a much better book, very positive and full of facts. Gary Taubes also comes out as a much more likable person. I don't know what Mr. Taubes political affiliation is and when I buy a diet book, that is the way I like it. I will not be purchasing anymore books from Robert Lustig, in fact, I will return this one.
Take away this left politics and be more neutral.
Did not care much one way or the other.
Disappointment at first and anger when I got done reading it.
After reading the whole book, the very least I can say is not recommended.
No, Its not that I disagreed with him but...it got very boring and lacking of facts.
Don't think I will, I might ask for a refund for this book.
His style is a bit better for fiction than non fiction.
Maybe, but I will keep looking.
Performance was the strong point.
Not for a person like myself.
After the first few chapters I requested a refund. She is too hard left for my taste. If she is going to get in to politics, at least be bipartisan if you want bipartisan money.
One of the best.
I had ok to good knowledge on the subject, at least I thought I did....I was wrong. This has changed the way I look at eating and I feel like a small expert after I finished the book.
Its not a easy ready but he does a A+ job at it.
NO, you need to take it in chunks..it made my head spin. So many numbers and facts.
This book is all about details. Its not for everyone. Look for his other book if you want a good quick and friendly overview on the subject.
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