November 23, 2007 at 8:00 am
It’s the day after Thanksgiving, so I know you’re not hungry today and probably won’t be hungry for weeks, but I’m going to review Hungry: Lessons Learned on the Journey from Fat to Thin by Allen Zadoff anyway because his publicist sent me a copy of his book and asked me very nicely.
Full disclosure: I got a free copy of this book to read. After I got the book I learned it’s published by Da Capo Press which is part of the Perseus Books Group just like my own publisher Seal Press. However, I don’t know Allen, his editor, his book jacket designer, or even his therapist, though I probably know someone who knows someone who does, you know?
I really liked the cover. It went downhill from there.
Zadoff was a chronic dieter and overeater who topped out at over 350 pounds twelve years ago at the age of 28, before overcoming his food addiction to lose about 150 pounds. His book is “part memoir, part how-to,” but it’s heavier on the how-to. The chapter titles [...]