Year of No Sugar is a curious book. Author Eve O. Schaub pens this memoir about her family’s decision to live without eating sugar. In actuality, the book is more about their year of attempting to not eat anything with sugar, since the sweet stuff is in just about everything. Schaub shares interesting facts and statistics about the danger of sugar as she details her family’s difficult journey. Schaub is a witty and engaging author and I particularly loved her anecdotes about trying to stay sugar-free during vacations and holidays. Journal excerpts from her ten-year-old daughter and delicious sugar-free recipes in the back of the book were added bonuses. Year of No Sugar is an entertaining read about sugar and its increasing prevalence in our food and culture.
Profanity/Language: 6 religious exclamations; 6 mild obscenities; 3 scatological terms; 2 anatomical terms.
Violence/Gore: An extended incident describing chicken being slaughered for consumption.
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Alcohol / Drug Use:
Characters frequently drink.