I can say unequivocally that Gary Taubes has made my life better. I’ve been following Gary since discovering his books via a tiny blurb in Discover magazine toward the end of 2010. I was a totally skeptical 47 year old marathon runner who, because of Gary’s work, converted her diet from bagels and jelly to bacon and eggs. And I feel great!
Gary set me on the primal/paleo path that has rocked my world. I feel better, I think better, I might even look better.
And with that new attitude, I set myself to begin writing again. I understand, for me, that writing has the ability to unlock puzzles, to free ideas, and to play with concepts. I did it a long time ago but somehow, along the way, I came to fear it. What it may reveal. To me. To others. I forgot that it could also be entertaining, and maybe, enlightening. Maybe even necessary.
And so. It turns out that Gary Taubes and Marion Roach are best friends. I know it sounds kind of crazy, but I’ve been reading Marion’s book and blog about writing, and I think she is going to have just as great an impact on my life as Gary has.