I recently picked up “Dopamine Detox” by Thibaut Meurisse. I’d seen it mentioned across various platforms, and thought since I’m on the topic, “Why not give it a go?” Welp, let me give you the lowdown on what I found.
The first thing I noticed was that the book was… well, pretty shallow. Like, if this book were a puddle, you wouldn’t even get your toes wet. I came in expecting deep dives and new perspectives, but it felt like Meurisse was just skimboarding across the surface.
Ever had a cotton candy? That’s this book: sweet, fluffy, and dissolves into nothingness once you dive into it.
If I got a penny for every substantial piece of information I extracted from this book, I’d be in debt.
I kept flipping the pages hoping for a “Eureka!” moment that never came.
What truly grinded my gears was the contradictions. In one breath, Meurisse says, “Contrary to what many people believe, dopamine is not a pleasure chemical.” Cool, got it. But then, just a few pages later, we get, “Sugar triggers the release of dopamine and makes us feel good.”
So, Which one is it?
SEO Spam Vibes
While reading this book, I couldn’t help but shake off this feeling that the content looked eerily similar to one of those spammy SEO blog posts where you’re endlessly scrolling, sifting through repetitive keywords and fluffed-up phrases, only to realize you haven’t gained any real insights. You know, the kind where the writer seems more focused on hitting a keyword quota than providing genuine value to the reader? That was the vibe I got from this book, and it was quite the letdown.
It’s a No.
While I always advocate for reading and forming one’s own opinions, if you’re thinking about picking up “Dopamine Detox”, save your money and time and go for Dopamine Nation instead.