As I mentioned in my log, I just finished Chrissy Metz' This is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today. It was fun, fluffy but inspirational, and a very quick read. I am now reading a Kindle sample of Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection by AJ Jacobs. He's very tongue-in-cheek and his previous books (which I've not read) are about his quest to 1) read the entire Encyclopaedia Brittanica and 2) "live" the Bible by following each law, rule, and decree contained therein. I'm not sure yet if I'll buy this one. But it's tempting me! He sets up his quest for health body part by body part, and he starts with stomach. This made me laugh:
"If evolution worked perfectly, healthy food would take delicious and unhealthy food would make us gag... The problem is, we live in a modern world, but we're stuck with caveman tastebuds." He goes on to point out that we needed sugar and salt, but now we don't have to rely on their once hard-to-find sources to get them into our bods: "But then we figured out how to extract sugar from plants and put it in pastries and Frappuccinos. We mined salt and stuck it in our soups and burritos and neon-orange cheese snacks."
Then he turns to our relatively new-found longevity, which adds to the issues inherent in some of these foods.
Pretty interesting stuff!
Post last edited May 1st
"If there's hilarity, I charge extra." ~ Veronica Mars
Oh, I'm also in the midst of Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser. It's loooong and dense at times, but fascinating. I found out about it by reading this review in the New York Times.