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The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl Paperback – December 30, 2008
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“Bookstores are fat with diet tales, but Reid’s stands out. She’s an entertaining, endearing writer - funny, humble, honest, wise, and best of all, compassionate.” (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
About the Author
Shauna Reid grew up in Australia. She enjoys travel, pub quizzes, and watching men's tennis. She lives in Scotland.
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Top Customer Reviews
This book is brilliant! (And not, I'm not just gushing about it because I was desperate for a read at all, let alone a good one.)
Remarkably insightful observations of things I loved about the book:
- Numerous laugh-out-loud funny parts
- Parts that made me feel sympathetic, that I could relate to, and that made me ponder my own quest for fitness
- It's *true*!
- The themes: Fitness is not *only* about the scale or a pant size. Don't wait until you're at the "ideal" weight to do the things you really want to do. Don't let fear stop you. It's a message that a lot of people need to hear. (Like Oprah, for example. Girlfriend, pull your head out of Hollywood and plunk it into this book!)
- Being irritated at what or whom ever pulled me away during reading
- Potential financial ruin from buying copies for family (especially the nieces) and friends
- Having to *wait* until Shauna Reid (hope! hope! hope!) publishes another book! (Don't wait as long as that OTHER Edinburgh author, please!)
This is a book that covers Shauna's "transition years" between the day she reached her breaking point and started lard-busting in earnest, and the day that she found herself happy and comfortable in her own skin. We get to see huge life-changing events-- large amounts of weight lost!moving across the world! touring Europe! re-learning romance! hashing out last-minute ways to stay in her new home!-- complete with all the embarrassing details that make it both human and hilarious, as Shauna grins and shakes her head wryly at the whole ridiculous process of life.
Read it. You won't be disappointed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Heartwarming and well written, with just the right touch of humor. Definitely worth reading.Published 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
I read this book while looking for some inspiration during my weight loss journey. For whatever reason it seemed to lose its steam about 2/3s of the way through. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Kiowagus
Great read :) she has a great sense of humor and is beyond relatable!Published 2 months ago by Jamee Gantt
I love how honest she was. Her honesty about her problems with food made it relatable. Also, it's very funny. I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Stephanie Thompson
Fantastic read. It's one of those books that you can really relate to - she was funny and open. I laughed out loud at the part where she was shopping for plus size clothes. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amy Leah Potter
Mothers can do much emotional damage to daughters from their own insecurities and this book is an example. Read morePublished 4 months ago by SMS
I could identify with a lot of what Shauna wrote. Although I was never as out of control with eating as she proclaimed to be, I do understand the struggle. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Beverly Kugler
Open and honest, so fascinating and life-affirming. This is a very funny and sensitive account of difficult issues - dieting, depression and the role of food. Thank you, Shauna!Published 10 months ago by Carole