Peter Hessler's a great storyteller and he draws you into his experiences with intelligence, respect, charm and good humor.
He also gave me an understanding and appreciation of the people who made the stuff in my life that came from exactly the sort of places he describes so well. I've gained a whole new perspective about things I always took for granted (bra rings being just one example!)
I didn't expect to enjoy this book so much, but found myself thoroughly absorbed in it and sad when this journey to China ended.
Mindless Eating is not only enlightening, after each illuminating chapter, it gives you manageable and genuinely practical skills to start adding to your daily routine. It effectively teaches you basic new habits that work!
After reading far to many diet books, this is the one which has genuinely made a difference by providing me with easy to implement techniques to lose weight without ever having to diet again.
Brian Wansick also explains why we are addicted to pursuing the kind of diets that show quick results, but ultimately cause us to regain all the weight we lose. He certainly convinced me that losing weight in the same slow, quiet and insidious way that I gained it, is a lot easier than all the alternatives which have always ended up failing me in the long run.
I got so much from this book, I bought the print version for a reference after listening to the audio.
This is the first time I've felt compelled to write a review for anything, but I can't even remember the last time I enjoyed a book this much. It's the perfect match of an incredibly good story that's really well read ...and it's taught me so much!
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