so interesting to read about the woman who made highclere what it was and how she did it. she was quite a character.
watch the series on tv and read the book. you will enjoy both more. these women worked so hard. we have it so good and don't realize it or appreciate it enough.
lots of fun to listen to if you are a country life person. if you can't appreciate bad weather, hard work, good dirt, crazy animals, and total exhaustion at the end of the day, forget this book. if any of that is appealing, then this is a great book for you. living on a small farm, i empathized and sympathized and laughed and cried.
love all his books, but this one just wasn't as interesting. still good, just not one i could recommend to a new pollan reader.
loved his other "place" books, but this one jumped about so much, it was difficult to follow at times.
want to know what happens to your food from lips to the very end? and why? and how? this is a great book--would make a fantastic reading group choice. what we don't know about our bodies CAN and DOES hurt us!
this info will make you feel you have duped most of your life by both the government--who doesn't care a bit about YOU and ME--and the big companies--who are only in it for the $. no one cares about your health when it comes down to the dollars in your bank accounts, so read, read, read and learn what is healthy and what isn't. nothing that is manufactured and comes in a package is healthy!!
YES! I WOULD EVEN RECOMMEND IT TO AN ENEMY! THIS IS AS CURRENT TODAY AS WHEN IT WAS WRITTEN 50 YEARS AGO. VERY SCARY TO THINK SHE WAS WRITING AS MUCH FOR TODAY'S POLITICAL CLIMATE AS WHEN IT WAS PUBLISHED. WAKE UP PEOPLE AND THINK ABOUT WHAT WE ARE ALLOWING THOSE WHO "CARE" FOR US TO DO TO US IN THE NAME OF "JUSTICE FOR ALL," "PEACE," AND "EQUALITY." IF YOU FIND THIS BOOK UNSETTLING, THAT IS GOOD. IT SHOULD SCARE YOU INTO ACTION!
2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY; ANIMAL FARM--BUT A.S. IS MUCH MORE TIMELY TO TODAY.
DON'T KNOW. NEVER READ IT TO COMPARE AUDIO VERSION.
THEY WERE ALL NECESSARY TO THE STORY, SO NO FAVORITES.
LISTEN TO THIS BOOK--IT'S LONG, AND SLOW TO START, BUT STICK WITH IT AND YOU WILL BE TOTALLY BOWLED OVER BY THE SIMILARITIES IN TODAY'S POLITICS.
If you are concerned about your health, READ THIS BOOK! Urge all the members of your family, your friends, your co-workers to read it. It may save your life or at least make it last longer and be more enjoyable to live.
the characters are wonderful. the story is wonderful. i don't enjoy all her books-my favorite was animal, vegetable, miracle, because i, too, live in the boonies and grow my food, and live by the seasons. but this one was special. hopefully she will write a sequel so we know what happened next!!
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