Thursday, November 8, 2012

Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection, by A. J. Jacobs

Mr. Jacobs' books all describe his quest to achieve something; his "Year of Living Biblically" is my favorite to date.   In this book, Mr. Jacobs aspires to achieve optimal health.

It is a disappointment.

Yes, it is amusing.  It is a bit more autobiographical than his other books, occasionally leaving the core topic.   But I wanted it to be more seriously useful.   He briefly mentioned the landmark "China Study," but didn't delve at all into the body of research around vegan eating.   I'd have expected Mr. Jacobs to have referred to folks like Dr. Ornish or Dr. McDougall.   Nope.

If you can get this book at the discount table of your local bookstore (if such brick and mortar anachronisms still exist), or through a good Kindle deal, do so.

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