Three stars are all for the idea & noble cause of the book & not the book itself. We are huge supporters of local & organic foods as well as encouraging others to grow & raise their own food. We are Eco-Farmers & we raise organic happy livestock as well as growing a lot of our own food. Normally books like this are right up our alley. Not so with this one. We have had the book for two months now & it just shouldn't take that long to read something so tiny. It is boring. Utterly mind numbingly boring. It's really too bad. If the author could have written this in a more engaging way, we think it would have caught more attention. The more attention paid to supporting slow food, local food, organic food - the better.
We don't want to say not to get this book, but on the other hand, we can't say get it either. There are many other "green movement" books out there that are much better & as a result, very popular. Michael Pollan being one of them as well as Barbara Kingsolver. Just searching for their books, will lead you to many other similar types of books. Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser is a long time favorite of ours. It is not about slow food. It's about fast food. But reading it will most likely make you want to eat slow food & appreciate it's value.