This book is smart, well-written and makes me want to completely change my lifestyle and eating habits. I agree with just about everything Pollan says. Eat whole foods. Mostly plants. Don't buy foods with more than five ingredients. Now I just need him to come to my house and do the grocery shopping, lunchbox packing and cooking for my four little omnivores. Until he does this, I can only swallow his advice with a very large grain of (organic) sea salt. Three and a half stars.I read this book twice in 48 hours. I was so emotional during the first read that I had to go back for the tear-free version. Excellent. Every mom who wonders "Why am I doing this?" needs to read. Full of good quotes, stories and examples. I would lend you my copy, but it is going to be permanently stationed on my nightstand for those days when I need inspiration. Five stars.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
You know you've had a good vacation when you can dig your way through a big bagful of books. This trip my faves were all non-fiction. Here's where my nose was buried...
Ever notice that there are a zillion infant/toddler/adolescent/teenager books and almost nothing for the 5-10 year old demographic? This is the perfect one for the ages and stages of my children right now. Greenspan writes great parenting books. His advice is realistic and helpful. After reading I felt reassured. My kids are normal after all. I think. Four and a half stars.