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"'A compelling history of mankind's peculiar and often perverse relationship with dieting... like a grown-up version of Horrible Histories... her style is pacy and she has a wonderfully light touch' (The Times) 'Immensely readable and very enjoyable, brilliantly researched and filled with fascinating, often hilarious facts' (Arabella Weir) 'This witty history of dieting is full of interesting facts... a great reminder that the basic principles of weight loss never change' (Elle) 'Elegantly written and full of tasty morsels' (Jemima Lewis, Mail on Sunday)"

About the Author

Louise Foxcroft has a PhD in the history of medicine from the University of Cambridge. Her most recent book, Hot Flushes, Cold Science [9781847081711] was the winner of the Longman-History Today Prize, 2009. She writes for the Guardian and the London Review of Books.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books; Reprint edition (June 11, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846684269
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846684265
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #457,585 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Howard M. Zaritsky on January 19, 2013
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This book provides a very comprehensive history of diets and diet-promoters. Those who, like me, have spent their lives on one diet or another, will be interested in how the "modern" approaches to dieting so often have very deep roots, and how the promoters of fad diets have used almost the same arguments and approaches for centuries.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Melanie Magnusen on January 17, 2013
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I liked this book, it was a little slow, but ultimately enjoyable and shows some definite trends and patterns and comes to the same conclusion as I believe --sugar =bad!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Catgrrl809 on December 1, 2014
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very well written - I love books that have anything to do with food history . This book is great
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