Having said that, I have to admit that I didn’t find this book quite as appealing as Stiff or Bonk. I thought that, since the subject of food interests me, I might find Gulp to be more interesting … but alas, that was not the case. I don’t think it’s because Roach did any less of a great job with Gulp than with her previous books.
This week was generally very slow and unexciting. I spent most of my time working and sleeping, to be honest. It was just one of those weeks, you know? After warming up quite a bit over the last few weeks, this weekend suddenly decided to be much more cold for the first couple days, so that didn’t help my mood at all. By the last couple days, it’s warmed up a bit again, though. I’m hoping it’ll stay that way.
A few weeks ago, I also finally picked up this book, The Spark, which was written the founder of SparkPeople. I borrowed it from my roommate on her suggestion, and then slowly read it. And you know what? I wish I had read it sooner.
In Unbearable Lightness, de Rossi re-tells her story of becoming a child model, and later of her success as a Hollywood actor. Specifically, she talks about her relationship with food – how it changes throughout her life, and how it defines the way that she lives. It’s obvious to the reader from very early on that this relationship is unhealthy, and yet de Rossi continually defends her choices and beliefs.
I heard about Williams (aka the “slow fat triathlete”) a few years ago, but never got around to reading her book. Lately, I’ve been on a bit of a fitness-reading kick, so I picked this one up and decided to read it.
It was hilarious!