Author: A.J Jacobs
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Audio
Edition: audiobookReader: read by author (good)
Date Completed: July/2012
Rating: 3.5/5Recommend: yes- with reservations
This was the first book I've read / listened to by this author. To me, it sounded like a book that would deal with healthy eating and exercising in a humorous way. Although some parts were interesting and other parts made my chuckle, overall I was left with the impression that there was not much in this book that I could walk away with or try as I felt most of what I read couldn't be given much weight or merit.
The author's goal with his undertaking was to improve his body -- in a period of (2) years with the goal of "being the healthiest man in the world." The problem as I see it was that he never tried any one thing long enough, be it eating or exercise plans, to be able to really evaluate the results. Some of the things he tried were only tried for a few days or a week: juice fasts, veganism, raw food diets.
Although I was was hoping for more substance, I did like the message I took away once I finished listening -- don't miss out on what life has to offer in the process of attempting to be "the healthiest man alive."