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Reader sounds angry

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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-12-30

I love all of Taubes' books, this one included, but the reader here (Hotter Graham) sounds like he's upset. He rushes through each paragraph as if it were an angry letter to the reader. I have to say, I find it very off putting and distracting.

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"Bro, read the Big Fat Surprise"

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-10-31

The author read The Big Fat Surprise, which is a fantastic book that tells the story of how we got into this predicament. Gorging ourselves on carbs and vegetable oils, shunning saturated fats whilst dieing of cancer and heart disease. This book is basically a retelling of that story, with the addition of the author's brand of bro-speak. "strap in for the next chapter" "live a radical life". There are additions. Mostly telling us how every vegetable that grows on this planet will kill us as well. Which is fine. Or it would be if the author didn't have such an obvious agenda. Surely there much be a redeeming quality to at least one vegetable. Avocado? Raspberry? Give me something. I didn't mind the actual meat of the book (no pun intended). There was a lot of useful information. I was just so put off by the injections of the author's "personality" and flair. I suggest doing what the author did and read the source material. if you plan to go pure carnivore, maybe just wait for his inevitable cook book.

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