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Insightful, thoughtful, enlightening

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-19

I learned a lot from Tara Button in this book about just how manipulative marketing and advertising can be, and how insidious they are in our lives.
I love when authors read their own books, so I really enjoyed that about this audiobook, as well. I have long enjoyed the idea of buying things of quality and not having to replace them every few months or couple years, but never really knew where to start or how to know what would last. I love that this book introduces concepts to help you find a timeless clothing and decorating style that suits you as an individual and it got me thinking about how to create classic, timeless looks for the things in my life.
The main criticism I have regarding the audiobook is that it often references downloading a document and there is no downloads with the book, nor can I find the documents on Tara's website. I would really like to be able to do the exercises in the audiobook, but I don't have the worksheets required because I can't find them anywhere.

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Interesting research but not at all what I wanted

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-22-16

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I think restaurant owners and grocery store owners might enjoy this, but not people looking for help with changing their food habits and way of looking at food.

Would you ever listen to anything by Brian Wansink again?

Probably not

How did the narrator detract from the book?

It's not awful, but it's not great. For the price, I'd like a professional reader.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The topic and the research is interesting, but not at all what I was hoping for. I was hoping for principles that are applicable to my life. I was looking for a how-to for changing my own habits and food storage to encourage me to make better food choices. For the three or four tips I gleaned from the book, I could have read a blog post. It would probably be an interesting read to someone who is just looking for eating habits research outcomes or for a restaurant or grocery store owner looking for good reasons to push the sale of real food and increase their profits.

Any additional comments?

Instead of a how-to for people looking to improve their eating habits, health and lives, this is a vague look at individuals habits and a how-to for grocery store and restaurant owners. I think it's valuable to the national conversation around health and encouraging better buying habits for society at large, but not for individuals looking for ways to make healthy eating more convenient. Additionally, the 100 item check list, which is the one actionable thing I can use, I don't get to have because I got the audiobook! That's exactly the stuff I wanted and I don't even get to have it. Pretty disappointing.