It’s weird, the guy really does look like a caveman…
It’s kinda like I’m living in that old movie, Encino Man. You know, the one about the two high school students who stumble upon a frozen paleolithic man while digging a pool in their backyard. They thaw him out, give him a cool haircut and a clean shave, and take him to school where he gets all the girls.
But in this case, the caveman sleeping on my couch this week speaks in complete sentences, wrote one of my favorite books of last year, and even has a degree from Harvard.
Last night, John Durant and I sat down for a short interview about a couple of my favorite sections of his Paleo Manifesto as well as his upcoming free online event, Paleo Con.
When John Durant’s new book The Paleo Manifesto arrived in my mailbox, I rolled my eyes and left it to die in the mountainous stack of unread books atop my bookcase.
The last thing I wanted to read was another paleo book that said exactly what the last one said. I’ve got better things to do.
BUT…after John sent me a Facebook message inquiring about a spot on the radio show, I decided to flip through his Manifesto and was happy to see very few mentions of gluten, lectins, 30-day challenges, and other common paleo topics.
Instead I saw sections on gorillas in captivity, Moses, hot air balloons, the science of disgust, the Bambi Effect, and a bunch of other cool topics seldom broached in the paleo space.
And when I finally had a chance to read John’s book this week, I was no less than blown away by how thoughtful, historic, and engaging The Paleo Manifesto turned out to be. When I got to the end I was actually bummed that it was over.
He should write a sequel.
Mr. Durant joined me this afternoon for what I had a feeling would be a classic episode of Underground Wellness Radio.