lisa's reviews

Reading is the only thing in the world I am good at. A lifetime of reading, fifteen years of working in bookstores, and libraries, and an obsession with the written word makes me qualified enough to talk someone's ear off about books.  Now I am getting more ARCs than I have room for in the house.  Let me get back to reading them!

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us - Michael Moss There are much better books about this same subject. The End of Overeating by David A. Kessler, Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser, or anything by Michael Pollan are a million times better than this book. There were so many statistics and facts, and long descriptions of boring experiments. In between all this dry recitation there were some interesting facts and interviews, but a lot of it felt like a rehashing of better written books (like the ones mentioned above), and I gave up after the sugar section. I gave it two stars (as opposed to one star) because I feel this is an important subject to discuss, and I appreciate someone writing another book on it, especially one that ended up on the NYT bestseller list.