It is not necessary to be vegan to read this book. On the contrary: if you are not vegan, you must read it.
It doesn’t try to convince you to avoid meat, cheese and eggs because you hurt animals, but it shows scientific discoveries that explain you why to avoid them. Then, the decision is up to you. You can decide to go on eating cheesburgers and drink milk at every meal, but at least you won’t be surprised if you will get illness like high pressure, cancer, strokes and so on (ot at least, your odds will be much higher).
And thanks for not including the recipes on the last part of the book! This doctor just gives you some suggestions about the foods to be included in your diet, because they will boost up your immune system (beans, berries, fruits, cruciferous, greens, vegetables, flaxseeds, nuts, spices, Whole grains, green tea and… exercise).
About one third of the books is made by notes. Well, this should be a sufficient reason to read it.
The story is about a young man who is turning 30 and who destroy his previous life in a couple of days. First of all, he betrays his wonderful wife and she left him. Secondly, they fire him. The most engaging task is to take care of his 4 y. o. son, because till now he did not make anything with him and left the Whole work to his wife. The second task is to convince his new love, an American waitress with a daughter, to stay with him.
So: nothing new under the sky. But the way in wich the author describes problems and actions manages to let you feel like the carachter. This is the main reason I would suggest you to read this book: because even if you never separated, never had to care about your son, never met the hurdles of a divorce, you feel compassion for Harry Silver as you were involved in his problems.
The most touching part of the book, in my opinion, is where Harry’s father falls ill and dies. Because the protagonist finds out how much he resembled his father: and this is a feature that I notice in my life too! But you discover it just when you have a son, I fear… not earlier.
At the end: well build carachter and well Worth book!