Reviewers received their copies of The Paleo Approach this week, which means the feedback is starting to pour in. There’s something about being so close to a project for so long and then releasing it out into the world that is overwhelmingly nerve racking! When I sent a PDF of the book to Robb Wolf so that he could write the forward, I asked him to “please don’t tell me my baby is ugly”. He didn’t! But now, I feel a little like I’m asking the world to do the same.
This moment, when reviewers and giveaway winners receive their books, and early next week when those who pre-ordered get their copies, this moment is the real test. How will the world receive my book? For most of the last week, it has felt like I’ve been holding my breath. Waiting.
Now, I feel like I’m breathing about the biggest sigh of relief ever. The reviews and first impressions have been glowing with enthusiasm and accolades. I was nominated as an Editor’s Pick on Amazon this month and yesterday made the Hot New Releases List. The second print run will start Sunday night because the first print run was barely enough to meet initial orders. It makes the months and months (15 of them!) of hard work, the stress I put my body under to finish the book, all seem so worth it.
Here’s what people who have my book are saying:
|“The resources Sarah has made available saved my life when you get right down to it. I never doubted that her book would be the most important resource any autoimmune patient or practitioner could arm themselves with. Sarah will guide you gently but firmly and encourage you to become responsible for your own health. She is full of great advice that will ease your burdens if you heed it.” — Read A Clean Plate’s full review here’s full review here.|
|“This is the most incredible gift from heaven you could ever wish for. It is the most thoroughly researched, detailed and comprehensive roadmap for recovery. This book is going to change thousands of lives, and that is no understatement! If you have an autoimmune disease, do yourself a favor and get this book. I am living a healthy and happy life today because these principles saved my life.” — Read Autoimmune Paleo’s full review here.|
|“There is no other resource that I know of that is more complete in its scope about food, autoimmune disease, physiology and lifestyle recommendations specific for those with autoimmune disease. Sarah left no stone unturned. She covered everything related to food, spices, supplements, allergies, food reintroductions, physiology, medications, additives, sweeteners, macronutrients and micronutrients.” – Read AIP Lifestyle’s full review here.|
|“Anyone reading my updates already has some idea that diet and lifestyle change can transform your disease. But all my friends on here are just a tiny, infinitesimal portion of the even the English speaking population. Flipping through The Paleo Approach makes me feel overwhelmed by the possibility that dealing with disease ‘this’ way might become par for the course, not just a boutique idea appealing to a small population. This book will make history.” – Nutrisclerosis|
|“My bedtime buddies: be jealous. The Paleo Approach by The Paleo Mom is so much nicer in my hands than the great previews I got before today as PDFs! Sarah has put SO MUCH EFFORT into helping people REALLY understand how to heal themselves. Seriously, incredible.” – Paleo Parents|
|This book is incredible!! I am so happy we got it to review! It’s like a Paleo textbook (in a good way). The Paleo Mom – you hit it out of the park with this book. Amazing.” – Primal Palate|
|“I’ve got a lot of great reading ahead of me and you should DEFINITELY purchase a copy for yourself! It is stunning, packed with easy to grasp scientific info, and will become one of your greatest resources!” – Paleo On The Go|
|“The best way to describe this book…..O.M.G. It’s beautiful!!! Sarah really outdid herself with this one. I am so excited to dig into all of the information that’s behind this cover. Already looking forward to the companion cookbook coming out later this year.” – Cavemom Lifestyle|
|“WOW WOW WOW! The Paleo Approach is incredible! I don’t have an autoimmune condition, but I’m a nutrition junkie! I can’t wait to dig in. This book should be required text for all nutrition and RD programs!” – Rubies and Radishes|
|“This goes to #1 on the list of books I’ll be giving out to my nutritional therapy clients. Miss Katie (she’s 5) loves it too, so I know my nutrition nerds are gonna LOVE it!! “Mom, this just blows my mind!”” – 20 Something Allergies|
|“This book is AMAZING you guys! The most researched, comprehensive guide on paleo. I’m blown away by the science and graphics on this one! I can only imagine the amount of sweat that went into this project. ” – Katie DeLuca|
|“I can’t say enough how much I love The Paleo Approach! Even though I may not have autoimmune myself I know so many that do and knowing to how take better care of myself and teach it to my own babies is so very important! Thank you Sarah for such an amazing beautiful well written explanation!!!” – Ami Phines|
|“Whether you’re paleo or not, this book is an outstanding resource. I wish I’d had it when I went through nutrition school! Amazing work.” – Hallie Klecker|
|“He ditched the tractor and his farm animals so that he could check out The Paleo Mom’s fabulous new book! Now if only he’d sleep more so I’d have time to read/review it! Congrats Sarah! It’s beautiful!” – Paleo Comfort|
|“Holy crap! The Paleo Approach is amazing! Can’t wait to dive into it!!” – Hollywood Homestead|
|“Look what I just got!!! The Paleo Approach! Thanks The Paleo Mom for all your hard work! Can’t wait to start reading it!!” – Health Starts in the Kitchen|
|“I am so excited!!! I got a little early birthday present in the mail from The Paleo Mom herself! I can’t wait to start reading and sharing all the information I learn from The Paleo Approach with y’all.” – Team Nemo Blog|
|“Yah!!! What a sweet surprise on my lunch break, the book (baby) is beautiful. Can’t wait to dive in!” – Cookin’ Up Life|
|“SCIENCE! This is the first paleo book in a long time to really teach me any. Morning lesson on gut health with The Paleo Mom from The Paleo Approach.” – Kathryn|
|“Quoth my mail lady, “These are heavy, hon. Be careful!” Congrats The Paleo Mom!!” – The Domestic Man|
|The book is even #55 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases!|
Are you ready to reverse autoimmune disease and heal your body?
Update: You can order your copy here. The book is now available!