67 of 83 people found the following review helpful
Self obsessed author who talks down to his readers,
This review is from: Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times (Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series) (Paperback)
I would give this book zero stars if I could. I am so surprised this book has such high ratings. First, the author can not stop himself from talking down to his readers, and making himself appear as he is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Half the book is about how great he is and how "Everybody Else" is stupid and worthless. This is the most negative book on gardening I have ever read. I do not recommend this book at all.
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Initial post: Aug 10, 2008 3:47:10 PM PDT
Dark Fortress says:
No sorry your wrong. This was a great book, and is full of info that is very positive
Posted on Sep 22, 2008 9:02:13 PM PDT
Posted on May 30, 2009 6:05:55 PM PDT
Yep, I got that too, just from the first few pages in Amazon's 'look inside' feature. Rude, incompetent and apocalyptic are not what I need out of my gardening book.
Posted on Jan 18, 2011 7:09:36 PM PST
cat s says:
About the tone of the book, look at the source.
I once read Mother Earth News submission guidelines. They actually REQUIRED this condescending, "Dr Seuss meets the Beverly Hillbillies" pseudo-folksy style. I don't imagine their tone is much different in any of their books.
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