I tried reading this in Decemeber 2008 but couldent really get into it. I found it depressed me. But after reading a lot of other books about food, and changing my ways, I tryed again. After all everyone raves about this book and WSU the unversity in my town tried to ban the book. (big scandal) So I gave it another shot and I really liked it this time. (shrug) who knows why I didn't the last time. This time I thought it was great.