"Susan Yager has given us a delightful breeze through a century of American
dietary prescriptions, from Dr. Kellogg to Michael Pollan. What to do? We
still haven't figured out how to keep our food appetites to reasonable limits."
A lively cultural history of the American weight loss industry that explores the origins of our obsession with dieting.
As a nation battling an obesity epidemic, we spend more than $55 billion annually on diets and diet regimens. Our weight is making us sick, unhappy, and bigger than ever, and we are willing to hand over our hard-earned money to fix the problem. But most people don't know that the diet industry started cashing in long before the advent of the Whopper.
"For the diet-obsessed among us, her book is a fascinating read." — New York Times
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