Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr.’s book is innovative in its approach. One quote that comes to my mind whenever I think of this book is, "Why is changing someone's diet so radical when cutting someone open is considered conservative?" That is very true. Even before I started reading this book, I was living a sort of vegan diet (I avoid dairy products after a health scare, and I hate red meat since I was a child). That said, I think it seems impossible that my family would be too happy to give up their eggs and chicken.
However, this book is not without its flaws. The book tends to be repetitive at many places, and it certainly could have benefitted from the services of a professional editor.