I got 3/4 the way through and couldn't finish it. The author spends most of his time complaining to the reader and his therapist (and anyone who will listen) about how difficult it was for him to be on the bus. You are on a Playboy bus, get over yourself! It's really kind of pathetic and thoroughly boring. Save your book credit for something better.
It contains a lot of valuable information for weightlifters. More importantly it flat-out tells you the truth about all the "professional" body builders out there and all the supplements they front for.
"Why we get fat" is another great book that explains the real science behind weight and muscle gain.
He sympathizes with you throughout the book - "its not your fault, corp A has manipulated you to believe this".
No, because there was plenty you could put into action immediately.
Been lifting for 20 years and this book taught me lessons you wont learn in the gym, or from personal trainers.
I must be missing something as everone else seems to love this book except me! The writing is good, the descriptions are intricate. Maybe that's the problem. There isn't enough action or excitement to fill 20 hours. The characters - with the exception of Georgia and Theresa - are not very likeable and certainly unlovable.
There are much better thrillers out there.
I was always looking for an excuses to listen to this book. It was excellent and I can't recommend it highly enough. You can almost feel the sand on your face during the storms.
If you like Dave Barry, then this is the book for you. If however you were expecting to learn anything about Japan, give it a miss. The first 45 minutes are Dave Barry getting to the airport. The first 30 minutes of that is a discussion of the US auto industry.
I am struggling to finish this book in the hope that Dave makes it to Japan.
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