Informative, Enjoyable, Necessary
You didn't notice her too often, which I think is the mark of a good narrator.
This book really made me think more deeply about the food choices I make for my family. I'm part of the choir when it comes to eating real food, but there were definitely a few things I need to rethink:
-Canned beans due to the BPA in the lining
-Puffed rice cereal for my baby because of the decimation of nutrients caused by the process that puffs the rice
-Fortified baby food - even the organic stuff. According to the book, fortified vitamins are coming from plants in China (need I say anything about what we know regarding the regulation of Chinese manufacturing?)
Eating well doesn't have to be expensive or time consuming. I'm really glad that someone has finally pointed this out in a convincing way that discards the convenient rouse used by Liberals and Conservatives that "middle-class folks are too busy and financially stretched" to eat well. Who can't spend 5 minutes cooking plain oatmeal purchased for $2 lb in the bulk section? Hopefully it will move the national conversation away from how to make processed foods healthier and towards eating real, whole foods.
I really enjoy listening to the author perform this book. He makes some really corny jokes, but the material is good. My main take away is that I need to play structured make-believe with my baby/kid, get him into music classes and provide consistent rewards/punishments. Not exactly groundbreaking stuff, but it doesn't hurt to hear it along with the support of lots of studies.
I would recommend this book to a linguist, but it's way too verbose for easy reading. For each point he pulls out an arsenal of examples.
I think that it could have been half as long and twice as powerful.
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