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Foraging: A Beginner's Guide to Foraging Wild Edible Plants and Medicinal Herbs, by Jane Aniston, is a “to be read” choice for my 2017 Reading Challenge.


Not worth the free price I paid for this. Roughly 10% of the book was the actual book, with 4-5 pictures (not pages, individual pictures) of plants to identify. The other 90% of this "book" is shilling and previews for the author's hundreds of other books. The bulk of this foraging book is actually all about bath salt recipes, plus homemade deodorant, anxiety, and other random subjects the author apparently wrote short books about.

It was taken down off Amazon and looks to be reprinted with a different cover and new surname, under which a great many other books are also listed. I'd suggest the author spend time making one complete and informative book rather than smooshing them all together and releasing a billion 90-110 page books, especially if they all include at least a dozen other off-topic books within.


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Mar. 12th, 2017 03:30 pm (UTC)

You should definitely write the author a letter. Reading how pissed you were at the this travesty of a book pissed me off. You picked it up thinking it would be about something useful and were deceived. Only 10% actually being about foraging for real natural stuff? The hell is that?

Mar. 12th, 2017 03:37 pm (UTC)
My review kind of is my angry letter. lol I don't particularly want to hear back from her, so I don't think I'll go any further than a review. Any response back would probably be as long as the actual book I just read. I might hope she'll take it to heart, but she seems to be the type who cranks out self-pub junk as fast as humanly possible. That's the kind of shit that makes people leery of self-pub, and that's a real shame.

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