and I don't know quite what to think of it.
One the one side, I agree with the lifestyles, but, on the other, I felt the arguments were extremely one-sided and heavy handed. All the subjects were so similar in every aspect that I think some diversity would have been great. The author and subjects were all quite extreme in their hominess as well (and a bit self-righteous and dismissive of other lifestyles). I do think Hayes has an excellent point in that we have turned into a needlessly consumer culture although I found her dismissal of all healthcare and prescription medication simplistic and idealistic at best. The second part was a wee bit dull as well.
Well worth a peruse, though. ***1/2 stars out of *****