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Excellent book, but it may not be for everyone. It's language is a bit raw, but no worse than the average cable comedy routine, and it tries to be funny more than insulting. My daughter hears worse in high school every day.
The premise is that a vegan, organic, whole foods lifestyle will make you skinnier and healthier. To quote the book's favorite expression: Duh. The plan would undoubtedly work, for anyone who wanted to try it. The research in the book is good, and well-vetted--no junk science--but it only gives one side of each argument. It attempts to persuade, not to provide a balanced scientific explanation.
The chapters on the horrors of meat production are a little graphic, though to me it seems odd that people are disturbed by the book rather than what the book reveals. It was not as graphic as I feared, but it was not easy listening. PG-13, I'd say, but borderline.
Overall: good book, fun tone, good advice. Not for everyone. But it would definitely work, and unlike many modern diet plans, it would certainly not hurt you in other ways. And the book is easier to follow now than it would have been just five years ago, with all the vegan foods and options available these days--the book gives advice on many of these.
I bought this for my teen, and listened first. I'd say the language is no worse than what she hears at school and on cable. The graphic stuff won't surprise her. She's already vegetarian, so she's heard it before. But if your teen is squeamish or sensitive, it might be a bit much.
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this book was recommended to me by my daughter who was concerned about my health--i HAD (notice past tense!!) all sorts of medical issues which were caused/exacerbated by my lousy life-style. this book turned my life around--this itty-bitty, crappy-named book!! grab your kleenex and read/listen when you can concentrate!! you won't believe you have been so stupid and so blind to what is going on with your food, your life!! this is another book that i give/recommend to EVERYONE! please DO NOT LET THE TITLE and the few very crude comments/references TURN YOU OFF! this is a book with a message everyone should hear. and mothers--do your daughters a favor (and vice-versa!!)--encourage them to read this book.
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