We’re all going to die one day. No matter what we eat, or how much exercise we take, or other anti-aging choices we make, the inevitable is our final end. Barbara Ehrenreich turns her eyes on the various fads and fancies and concludes that it matters more how much life we put into living.
At the bottom is our belief that we have control over our bodies. She debunks this myth by her in-depth look at life at the cellular level, something over which we have no control at all. Cells make decisions on their own that are not always constructive and may even be harmful to the larger organism that is our body. Why they do this is little understood today. So eat all the kale you want, exercise if that’s what you like, but it doesn’t matter in the end.