I think Ellen is very funny, and I thought her book was amusing. I don't know whether or not I'd "read" another, but it was good for the day I read it, with a 4-hour drive to and from Pennsylvania.
I think it's easy to understand why not everyone would like this book. It doesn't necessarily have meaning, or a plot, or many of the things books usually require. But I found it a quick, fun listen, something more exciting on my drive than just watching the trees go by listening to the same music I always hear.
I would recommend this, depending on who the friend was. While I think the message is important for many people, I think that only certain people are really open to hearing it.
Sheryl was open and honest about her own shortcomings, which "gives permission" to other people to own up to their own difficulties. It is always easiest to admit there is a problem when other people have already admitted the same.
I think the message that Sheryl Sandberg is looking to get across is an important one. I think she has the opportunity to make some incredible headway helping women make changes to help themselves. Her honesty and openness are welcome in an arena that often shies away from being too honest.
This book offered me scientific proof of the recommendations without being over technical. I would listen again to get even more clarification of the concepts, and a better understanding, and to remind myself of the things I want to try. I bookmarked sections to refer back to later.
I don't know that it could have been more enjoyable. There was enough science to make it believable, and enough normal talk to make it "readable".
It would have been too much information for me to digest in all one sitting.
I definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to understand more about the body's ability to deal with food. It is interesting to learn about, and more scientific than I would typically want to read but worth every minute.
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