The New Science of Weight Loss---And the Myths and Realities of Dieting
Publication Date: June 2007
In this eye-opening book, New York Times science writer Gina Kolata shows that our society's obsession with dieting and weight loss is less about keeping trim and staying healthy than about money, power, trends, and impossible ideals.
Gina Kolata is a science writer for the New York Times and the author of five previous books, including Ultimate Fitness, Clone, and the national bestseller Flu. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey. Ellen Archer is an acclaimed audiobook narrator and winner of a coveted Audie Award for For the Love of a Dog (available from Tantor). Her recent audiobooks include the New York Times bestseller Smashed by Koren Zailckas, Unhooked by Laura Sessions Stepp, and Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami. Producers and publishers describe Ellen as versatile, warm, intimate, fresh, fun, intelligent and sultry. She easily covers the spectrum between familiar and conversational and more authoritative and aggressive deliveries.
"Kolata may be the best writer around covering the science of health .This book will change your thinking about weight, whether you struggle with it or not." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review