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Product Details

  • Paperback: 183 pages
  • Publisher: Blurb; 1st edition (2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1450764789
  • ISBN-13: 978-1450764780
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #223,864 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Joe Cross is a filmmaker, entrepreneur, wellness advocate, and New York Times best-selling author. He directed, produced and was the subject of the award-winning documentary Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. He is widely credited with having accelerated the plant-based eating and juicing movement by media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Times of London, and The Dr Oz Show. His website www.rebootwithjoe.com has become an integral meeting place for a community of 1 million Rebooters worldwide.

Joe lives in New York and Sydney.

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158 of 166 people found the following review helpful By Wendy Cook on August 10, 2011
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My life has been such a mess in so many ways and when I stumbled upon this video in NetFlix, I watched it because the title matched my feelings exactly. By the end of the documentary, I was so happy! They had used this word that just sort of woke me up completely - Reboot! Reboot! No, I don't think going on a 'diet' will make all my worries fade away or all of my problems magically right themselves, but it's like what both of these fellows did in the movie - they left their sphere (pun kind of intended) of comfort, and went 'all in' and committed to a crazy idea - a 60 day juice fast. It changed the way they looked at the world, the way they thought, and the way they interacted with their environment - people included.

I thought immediately, that's for me! Yeah, I have >50 lbs to lose, but more importantly, I have my point of view to change. I want to change the way I view the world, because right now, that view SUCKS! Anyway, just like my heroes in this documentary, I am going to document myself as well! I started a blog (new! come cheer me on at flabbysoul!), bought my juicer (new!), bought some juicing books and read them (new! new!), visited my doctor to get an ok of the plan (not new, but wise!), and am now on day 3 of removing all food from my diet and adding juices as I go. I have watched the video a few more times to renew my enthusiasm, but I am only more determined than ever. REBOOT! It's my new catch phrase...

REVIEW OF THE BOOK: Decent companion to the movie, but I would highly recommend the movie over the book if you are looking for just one. Both, if you can.

REVIEW OF THE DOCUMENTARY: SPOILERS!! SPOILERS!! First, the style is exceedingly watchable. Voice over with some interactions - man on the street type of thing.
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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful By campbec on September 15, 2011
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I usually like the book better than the movie, but in this case I really did prefer the movie. I expected more from the book--more details, more juice recipes, etc., but the book did not deliver. I WOULD suggest watching the movie....but skip the book.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By S. Jefferson on October 1, 2012
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I saw the movie, "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" on Netflix, and I knew that I had to have the accompanying book. The book goes into more detail about Joe's actual trip and experiences. One question that I had prior to ordering the book was, "Does the book contain the recipes that Joe and Phil used to lose the weight?" The answer is a resounding YES! Joe's "Mean Green" recipe is included, and Phil has his own version that features more vegetables. Second question: "Are there many juicing recipes in the book?" Answer: Not many. I found six at first flip through, but that is plenty to get started and there are an infinite number of "green" juicing recipes online. Most importantly to me, those recipes that are included have been shown to WORK! The last and most critical question: "Am I glad that I purchased this book, after seeing the movie?" Answer: You betcha! I am presently Joe's "before" picture, almost exactly, at 310+ lbs. With the motivation that this book and movie have instilled in me, I hope to change that shortly. PS: I also ordered the Breville juice extractor from Amazon.com, that both Joe and Phil used in their quest for restored health. Good luck to everyone starting down the road to renewed excellent health, reduced usage of medicines, and normal weight levels. For more information go to Join the Reboot, @ jointhereboot.com. Here you will find forums, recipes, and plenty of information to help you down the path to success.
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72 of 81 people found the following review helpful By AMShopper on July 19, 2011
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This video changed my life. If I could afford it, I would buy a copy for everyone in the world.
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73 of 87 people found the following review helpful By Jane Heart on May 20, 2011
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This book is amazing! It really makes you understand how important food is to everything--to one's state of mind, physical health, energy level.Joe Cross is a fantastic storyteller, and he's obviously supported by some very credible health experts--Dean Ornish, Joel Fuhrman, and a very impressive nutritionist.

I don't know how he got the idea of doing a juice fast or "reboot" while making a film and crossing the country, but it makes for a great story!

This is inspiring
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By GBB on December 26, 2011
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This book is a simple documentary of a man's ordeal with severe hives and how he uses weight loss through juicing fresh fruits and vegetables to cure himself. It's encouraging, and it helped us get started with juicing by using his "mean green" recipe. I've read the book and watched the DVD, and both will help you get started. However, if you want to start juicing, you'll want to go online to his web site and to Dr. Joel Furhman's web site (He's the doctor who monitored the author of Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead as he juiced and lost weight).

Dr. Joel Furhman's books are much more detailed about the actual processes one would use to cleanse or fight a particular illness. Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead simply chronicles the author's life as his goes through the process of juicing and losing weight. When I first ordered the book, I was looking for help to start juicing and losing weight, but felt frustrated at the lack of details in how he did it and how he decided on what to juice for his illness. However, those details are not the purpose of this documentary. Although it's not very detailed in helping you learn about nutrition, it's an enjoyable read, and it's motivating. This book is simply a first step to finding your path into nutrition, juicing, and healing illness through diet.
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