The book is also about 200 pages too long and over does it on many of its arguments. In fact, in an early chapter, it seems Doc spends an awful lot of time fixated on nasty comments a teenage YouTuber writes about him after watching his brief appearance on the Tyra Banks show in 2010. I read through some pages thinking "OK, I get it, next point please." After giving two or three examples of a point he's making, he tends to give about eight more just in case you didn't get it. Not a big deal, but again, it probably would have trimmed the book's length a few hundred pages. I'm sure the daunting size of it will inhibit some people from reading it, unfortunately.
My main problems with the book, to be honest, are not that I couldn't stomach the facts and the details he goes into in various place. It's certainly not because I want to bury my head in the sand and ignore the reality around me. Nor was I even disturbed as many others who need to read this probably will be.
Rather, I was bored by it. I started it nearly six months ago, and found it hard to force my way through the whole thing, and then finally when I got 3/4 of the way through I just put it down for several months. I only picked it up again recently when I had moved and was without internet for over a week. If anything, I like to finish every book I start, and thought I needed to if I was going to write a review or share an opinion with anybody about it.
I've noticed that if you go to Amazon.com and read the reviews, there's primarily two camps of people — followers of Dr Brown who've posted positive reviews — even if they didn't read it, and enemies of his who've posted 1-star reviews, also whether they've read it or not.
Well, I'm an acquaintance and fan, but this was not an easy book to finish.