Thursday, May 10, 2007
I am a huge fan of the book Freakonomics. At Freakonomics blog, about a year ago, I read a review of a strange diet called the Shangri-La Diet. Last week Penguin offered to send a copy of it's paperback released version to the first 50 bloggers that emailed them (via Seth's blog) and I got one and am going to review it shortly.
I'm only 55 pages into The Shangri-La Diet and it is one of the best and most fascinating diet books ever...and it is right up there for me in excitement as when I first read Freakonomics:A Rogue Economist Explores The Hidden Side of Everything. If you haven't read Freakonomics then go GET IT NOW! It is one of the kinds of reads in life that is exhilarating. Like Wonderful Life by Gould or Ishmael by Quinn: everything is turned inside out. I have been unwittingly practicing one step of this diet for years but didn't exactly notice.
A couple weeks ago when I linked a YouTube interview with the author my friend The Healing Room asked if I was going to do the diet...I didn't really think about it.. ANYBODY who has ever tried to lose weight, feels worried about their body weight right now reading this...EVEN BEFORE I write my official book review...go get this book. I took one step of the diet an hour ago and can already feel a difference. It's as if this idea was right in front of me all my life, but why didn't I articulate it...I was almost virtually doing the diet.
5 pounds overweight? Body Self-esteem issues? 25 pounds over weight? Whatever, go get this book right now. (and then read Freakonomics).