Hungry: Avocado Toast, Instagram Influencers, and Our Search for Connection and Meaning

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Although I liked the topic of this book, I felt that it dragged on quite a bit while I was reading it, and I ended up skimming most of it. In Hungry, Eve Turow-Paul addresses the topics of influencers, foodies, and today’s technology from the perspective of Millennials. She addresses how times have certainly changed, but in some instances, this could be a good thing. I found the chapters on food to be particularly interesting. She describes how there has been a big boom in food delivery, the way many retailers are focusing on having a small number of (or even one) products available versus embracing the superstore model, and restaurants people are taking to gimmicks such as eating naked or in the dark. She also addresses veganism and vegetarianism and for what reasons people are deciding to give these a try. In a world where everything is go, go, go, it was refreshing to read the chapter on the couple who moved from San Francisco to Sonoma to start a farm, something neither of them had experience with. The author explains how getting back to nature and our roots may be a true source of happiness that people are finding out about more and more.

Hungry had some great topics in it, and there was a lot of research put into the book. I personally think it would have been better broken up into two or three volumes instead of a single book because of the dense material.

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Star Count 3/5
Format Hard
Page Count 270 pages
Publisher BenBella Books
Publish Date 09-Jun-2020
ISBN 9781948836975 Buy this Book
Issue June 2020
Category Current Events & Politics


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