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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gary Taubes Narrator: Mike Chamberlain Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2016 ISBN: 9781524709068
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From the bestselling author of Why We Get Fat, a groundbreaking, eye-opening exposé that makes the convincing case that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making us very sick.

Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever; obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly 10 percent of children are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. And sugar is at the root of these, and other, critical society-wide, health-related problems. With his signature command of both science and straight talk, Gary Taubes delves into Americans’ history with sugar: its uses as a preservative, as an additive in cigarettes, the contemporary overuse of high-fructose corn syrup. He explains what research has shown about our addiction to sweets. He clarifies the arguments against sugar, corrects misconceptions about the relationship between sugar and weight loss; and provides the perspective necessary to make informed decisions about sugar as individuals and as a society.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator Mike Chamberlain flawlessly delivers these sour facts with journalistic directness. His clear narration fluidly presents the comprehensive information regarding the history of sugar use and case studies on its effects. With modulations and tonal changes he highlights the questionable claims of sugar-related industries and quotations from various sources. Chamberlain’s persuasive frankness drives home the author’s controversial argument.”


  • “No one has hit the political and economic forces behind this ’acceptable’ addiction as clearly and unflinchingly. The information in this book will, quite literally, save your life if you apply it.”

    Christiane Northrup, MD, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Doctors, scientists, policymakers, and concerned eaters would do well to heed Gary Taubes’ advice.”

    Mark Hyman, MD, New York Times bestselling author

  • “The Case against Sugar is not only a terrific history but a forward-thinking document that can help us think more intelligently about how (and how not) to eat.”

    Mark Bittman, New York Times bestselling author

  • [A] blitz of a book… Mr. Taubes’s argument is so persuasive that, after reading The Case against Sugar, this functioning chocoholic cut out the Snacking Bark and stopped eating cakes and white bread… The Case against Sugar should be a powerful weapon against future misinformation. Eugenia Bone, The Wall Street Journal
  • Taubes’s writing is both inflammatory and copiously researched. It is also well timed... Hard-charging (and I’ll add game-changing). Dan Barber, The New York Times
  • Compelling... Perhaps at long last, sugar is getting its just desserts. The Economist
  • Taubes builds his case through lawyerly layering of rich detail... Extraordinary and refreshing. The Atlantic
  • Staggering… Taubes’s brilliant and accessible science writing has won him many fans. Booklist, starred review
  • “The obesity epidemic is an ever-growing threat to the overall health of our nation. In making the case against sugar, Gary Taubes details the often insidious efforts by the sugar industry to hide how harmful it is, just as the tobacco companies once did.  This is required reading for not only every parent, but every American. Katie Couric
  • “Taubes builds his case through lawyerly layering of rich detail…Extraordinary and refreshing.”


  • “Get a surprising perspective on your sweet tooth in this eye-opening look at America’s sugar addiction.”


  • “Compelling, as well as meticulously explained and researched. Readers will hate to love this book, since it will cause them to thoroughly rethink the place of sugar in their diets.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “To create this fascinating and illuminating read, the author carefully juxtaposes historical events against the growth of the sugar industry and the limitations and misconceptions of nutritional and medical science.”

    Library Journal

  • A BookPage Top Pick for January 2017
  • A New York Times Bestseller
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