No nonsense dating book
In the same vein as Fast Food Nation, there are graphic descriptions of factory farming and unsanitary dairy farm practices.
It was easy for me to put down Fast Food Nation but this book is so funny, I had to keep going. In fact, as soon as I got halfway through Chapter 4, "The Dead, Rotting Decomposing Flesh Diet", I had to call and change my dinner plans because I decided to go vegan on the spot.
“If you swipe, have an exchange and think you’ve met ‘the one,’ you are going to be sorely disappointed,” Coles said on the latest episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher. ’ It’s, ‘Can I add this person to my actual network? “They came in, they didn’t look at all like you’d expected them to look, because you’d filled them with positive attributes over this weird, spectral exchange.
“The question you should be asking when you meet someone offline for the first time is not, ‘Is he the one? And then, one or the other would frequently say, ‘It’s great to meet you!
This is the first "diet" book I've ever read that has made me laugh out loud numerous times.
But after the introduction, you need to do the rest of the work. “One of the things I heard repeatedly from men and women is that you would meet this person that you’d had this flirty [text] exchange with, that you thought you knew,” Coles said.
It’s also a popular form of relationship therapy – and is even used to help build confidence in dating and starting over after a split.
Veronica Walsh is a cognitive behavioural therapist who has specialised in this and she’s also the most no-nonsense Irish woman you could ever hope to encounter.
Read the extract below to see if my strategies gave a good outcome.
Several perpetually single friends have had their expectations warped by Hollywood depictions. But they’ve been duped into waiting for a man or woman who comes complete with a Tom Hanks voice-over to narrate their happy ending, or someone with perfect skin and caramel limbs who even looks good by harsh daylight. On top of this, films typically end at the beginning of a relationship with the implied summary of the next forty-plus years as ‘happily ever after” when, in real life, that’s when the hard graft starts.‘Hoping that something will work out won’t it better, says Veronica of ‘toxic’ relationships, and positive thinking doesn’t work when it’s not true and we don’t believe it. ‘CBT is about the awareness and management of how we explain the world to ourselves – because when stress becomes a disorder it distorts thinking. So I get people to track their thinking in a journal and examine it for unnecessary negativity and distortions.