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Dick Gregory's Natural Diet for Folks Who Eat: Cookin' With Mother Nature Paperback – January 1, 1974


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Harper and Row Publishers (1974)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060803150
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060803155
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #264,028 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An introduction to natural foods written with an eye to good health and an ear for the witty line. Good fun and a good guide for those who feel they are what they eat."--New York Times

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This was a witty and very informative book!
Cyn94601
If you're considering taking responsibility for your health this book will place you on the right track.
dollbaby
Of all of his books, this one should constantly remain in print.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Steven J. Charles on December 10, 2008
Format: Paperback
First bought this book almost 40 years ago, when I first became a vegetarian. I've always loved Dick Gregory, and this tome is a quick & fun read, packed with good advice, and great to give to anyone contemplating a more healthful change in their life! Not much else to say, except I highly recommend it....
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By dollbaby on December 21, 2010
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This book is an absolute must read and keep. I first picked it up 36 years ago while taking a Washington Saturday College Class in Nutrition at George Washington University. It, along with my 93 years old Instructor (also a retired Dentist), quickly turned my life around. It is filled with the most eye-opening and factual information along with Dick Gregory's natural wit. If you're considering taking responsibility for your health this book will place you on the right track. It is down to earth, guaranteed to hold your interest and then some. I am now 57 years old and even though the book is nearly falling apart I wouldn't trade, sell or give it away, ever. It is out of storage now and I can't wait to read it again.

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By supernovadiva5000 on April 22, 2010
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Of all of his books, this one should constantly remain in print. This book talks about fasting and the raw food diet well before it became the popular thing it is today.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By F. YEW on June 5, 2013
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They should put this book back into print. Based on what I've read from other raw "gurus" and such, I'm wondering whether a lot of their principles may have actually come from this book, as it was one of the first books published on the raw diet. I have been fully raw for five months and actually went raw cold-turkey, but I still found this book extremely beneficial. It is not only an entertaining read, but very insightful. Not only does it have dietary suggestions, but it also has provides some great background behind the transitioning process.

I previously only knew of Dick Gregory as a comedian, but this book schooled me on much more than humor- it enabled me to see the thought, research, and introspect he devoted to his journey. Surely, this could be very inspirational for others. I finally purchased it a high price because I got tired of hopping from second-hand bookstore to second-hand bookstore in hopes of a lucky break, but I am glad I made the investment. I may just laminate it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jim on June 22, 2014
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My friend loaned me this book in 1976 when I was a student at San Diego State University, a few years after it was published. It was the first time I actually realized that it was possible to live a vegetarian lifestyle. I tried it and I liked it! I am a vegetarian or vegan today and I encourage others to give it a try. A well-written and informative book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cyn94601 on January 18, 2014
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This was a witty and very informative book! As a very new vegetarian the options are pretty extreme but he did an awesome job of explaining why and what we should eat for optimal health.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rissa S on December 7, 2012
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New to vegetarianism but this book is so cool. Love Dick Gregory and this book is making the transition so much easier.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ILMUSIC on February 26, 2014
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Dick Gregory is a head of his time this book is very detailed on how to eat to live a better life.
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