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Meet Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Endorphin, Oxytocin, Serotonin

Meet Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Endorphin, Oxytocin, Serotonin - Loretta Graziano Breuning

I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

This book was just okay for me. I really wanted to like it, but like other reviewers, I just couldn't get into it. The introduction was very weak and didn't grab my attention. It read like an essay, for example "This book will..." and I found "The Chapters Ahead" section irrelevant.

There was some really good information but the presentation wasn't great and the writing was basic which didn't lend itself to the robust topics. The sentences were short and choppy and were repetitive, they started with the same phrasing over and over. I think the writer would have benefitted greatly with a substantive edit and a good Copy Editor. For me the book read like a textbook and I found the charts to be a cumbersome pedagogical feature - are people really going to fill them out? There was a lot of filler when the topics could have been expanded upon. Perhaps this would have made a nice article instead of a book.