Monday, July 26, 2010

Our Daily Meds

Hmmm. What to say, how to say it. . . delicately. This was very much like reading a Michael Moore book.

I don't like a lot of doom and gloom, unless it's fiction (this was non-fiction). But even in fiction there has to be some light, some possibility of light, something related to joy, or I'm out; this perhaps explains why I never got into Nirvana, like at all. I mean Christ, even Charles Bukowski had a little optimism and humor, right?

There is a lot of information in this book, and it's presented intelligently, is very organized, and is very thorough. There are some scare tactics. I didn't like that. I read a lot of this in the bath tub, and mostly I imagine my face frozen in a grotesque scowl for much of it. I don't even want to start listing the negative things (fake diseases, doctor payoffs, fatal side effects, etc.), well, there, I guess I listed some, but bottom line? SPEND YOUR TIME AND MONEY KEEPING YOURSELF HEALTHY SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO DEAL WITH ANY OF THIS.

And if you're anything like me, maybe come back to this book in the afterlife when it won't matter anymore, spend this life reading things that have happy endings.