Never Goin' Back
Never Goin' Back
Winning the Weight-Loss Battle for Good
New American Library, Hardcover, 9780451414939, 275pp.
Publication Date: December 31, 2012
"Never Going Back" is Roker's inspiring, candid, and often hilarious story of self-discovery, revealing a (now slimmer) side of his life that no one knows. With illuminating and sometimes painfully honest stories about his childhood (as the husky boy in class), his struggle against the odds to make something of himself, and his family life today, Roker reveals the effects that a lifelong battle with weight issues can have on a person and how, regardless of the frustration and setbacks, you must never lose faith in yourself (just inches).
Al is telling his story to inspire others to lose the weight they ve always wanted to lose, keep it off for good, and regain their health. He knows firsthand that it is a day-to-day process and that unrealistic diets rarely work (he has tried most of them ). And, most important, he knows that losing weight is as much if not more a state of mind as of body. That's why he's here: to recharge your willpower and see you through it like a friend with warmth, humor, and a healthy new outlook on life.
Laura Morton is the coauthor of more than forty books, including twenty New York Times bestsellers, and has worked with Joan Lunden, Al Roker, Melissa Etheridge, Susan Lucci, John Maxwell, Danica Patrick, Sandra Lee, Marilu Henner, Justin Bieber, and Duane Dog Chapman, among many others. She lives in New York.
Roker won fame as the ever-smiling weatherman on NBC's Today show. But he also endured years of indignities because of his weight. Then, in 2001, he had bariatric surgery and lost more than 100 pounds. Roker speaks with NPR's Michel Martin about his experiences and his latest book, Never Goin' Back. More at NPR.org
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