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Obsessed: America's Food Addiction--and My Own Hardcover – May 7, 2013
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"I'm writing a book about this," she keeps saying. And now that book is out.
Sure enough, the tone of her book is the same tone she takes on the show: "I know so much more about this than any of you, because I wrote a book about it."
I find that sad, but not as sad as most of the book's recommendations.
Mika knows so much about what's good for us because she has done her research.
Except she hasn't done good research.
She has consulted with "experts" on dieting including the editor of Cosmopolitan magazine about what's contributing to America's obesity epidemic. She also offers insights from Governor Chris Christie who has just announced that he has had weight loss surgery. Certainly Christie is an expert on what it's like to be fat, but not an expert on how to lose weight. Brzezinski's co-author Diane Smith writes a good portion of the book chronicling her epic struggle with weight loss. The two authors are having a "contest" to develop healthier eating habits.
Mika wants to gain a little weight and a couple of dress sizes and win her struggle over food addiction and body image issues. Diane wants to lose 100 pounds because she weighs over 250 pounds and is in her fifties.
I powered through "Obsessed: America's Food Obsession on My Own" in an afternoon.Read more ›
Mika is Queen of the Food Nazis, but has a dark secret of her own. She wants to be really thin so she tortures herself to stay 10 pounds below her reasonable weight.
Her place as a thin person gives her the freedom to call her best friend fat. Mika also recommends that you tell your friends they are fat.
Mika tells her friend that she will pay for her friend's weight loss and they will write a book together.
Diets are bad, and lifestyle changes are good. The friend chooses to go on a liquid diet.
The friend, a professional writer herself, gets a couple of essays in the book, but not her name or picture on the cover. Guess who is on the cover? The thin girl.
In the end, Mika gained an amazing eight pounds! What an accomplishment! How great for her. The friend lost some weight too, but we never heard from her again.
Mika - you still don't have a clue. And to everyone else, don't tell your friends they are fat. They already know.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm a big fan of Mika's books. I have read them all and think they are very smart and quick reads. Writing is very fluid and easy to follow. Lots of "ah-ha" moments. Read morePublished 1 month ago by A Kennedy
I was given new insight into the world of skinny people. Always having that feeling of jealously and then seeing a friend that could eat anything I never realized what they went... Read morePublished 2 months ago by SamEL
I thoroughly enjoy reading this book! It is the author's, her friends', her colleagues' and her work partners' real experience and stories. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Grace Y. Zweig
She had great points about being real on obesity in america. She has great determination. Great read.Published 7 months ago by Craig Compton
Love learning about a TV personality. Thank you Mika for being so open.Published 8 months ago by Kate Cohen-Posey
This book would have benefited from a thorough read-through and brutally honest comments by a person who's not in a media spotlight. Read morePublished 8 months ago by SuperGirl
Full of insight from the author and notable contributors , Nice story of how two friends explored their varied obsession with food.Published 10 months ago by Paul Hoffman
I’m somewhat surprised at the vehemence of the one-star reviews panning Mika’s book, and her critics’ overall diatribe about her being a “preachy, insensitive celebrity bitch,”... Read morePublished 11 months ago by David