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I applaud this author and her ability to suck you in within the first few pages of this book. I already passed it on to a friend to read because I had to share it. It was so good and so suspenseful. I thoroughly enjoyed it, even though at times it was difficult to read. I agree with the reviews that called it visceral. It really does hit you at times, but there is no doubt you will pull for this girl, and she does kick some ass! I can't wait to read Stevens next novel. Honestly, I have no idea how or why this book would get a bad review. I highly recommend it!
This book has changed our lives. My husband has suffered from IBS symptoms for the last 8 years. He was miserable and depressed as this disease began to rule his life, not to mention the physical stress and pain it caused. We sought help from every well-known specialist (New York, CT) and got diagnoses ranging from intestinal parasites to lactose intolerance to stress (none of which were true). We tried dietary restrictions, scientifically eliminating certain foods which we were guessing to be at fault (spices, lettuce, peppers, onions, garlic, seeded veggies, etc.) to no avail. We tried natural remedies like aloe vera juice, intestine and colon cleansers. Again, no luck.
As a last resort, we got this book after reading an article in the Wall Street Journal. From Day 1, he felt better. That was 3 weeks ago. Since then, he has had more good days than bad. His spirits are up, and I see the joyful and optimistic man I married returning! He sees the results, and has become absolutely manic about sticking to the diet. During the first few days he was worried about all the things he couldn't eat - now he raves about all the things he still CAN eat, and is loving it all. Protein and vegetables are a HUGE category. When we miss the starch, we cook up an awesome wild rice recipe from Wolfgang Puck that satisfies the craving.
The medical community doesn't formally endorse this diet, but the WSJ reported that many physicians are suggesting their patients give it a try when all else fails.
Thanks a million, Ms. Gottschall. My hubbie is on the mend, and so is our life together!!