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Very readable history of the issues surrounding the American diet, body weight issues, attempting weight loss, culture. I was fascinated by this book and in the end Ms. Read morePublished 18 months ago by paula t. smith
I feel like this book had a terrible conclusion. The book is spent very carefully describing a century of failed diet plans, failed reduction methods, failed nutritional... Read morePublished on October 6, 2013 by Rabid Reader
I believe Ms. Yager's take can be summed up by "Don't worry be happy." Or even "Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die. Read morePublished on June 22, 2013 by Gregory H.
The Hundred Year Diet Book, despite its name, is not a diet book. Rather, it's an account of America's history of dieting over the last 100 years. Read morePublished on April 5, 2013 by MikeInOhio
Susan Yager has attempted to examine how we got ourselves into the diet mess we find ourselves in by going back in time to take a look at the seminal moments that shaped our... Read morePublished on November 18, 2011 by Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Man
From as early as the introduction, the author shows her bias against low carb eating plans, and completely ignores the science. Read morePublished on July 21, 2011 by Smart4
I thought this book was good for learning the facts of American food. Some very interesting facts and good random trivia. Read morePublished on April 8, 2011 by Karisma45
Susan Yager's "The Hundred Year Diet" addresses and engages with the different aspects of the American obsession with weight loss. Read morePublished on November 18, 2010 by Leah Lionheart
Previous diet ideas keep resurfacing like moles in an arcade Whack-a-Mole. Knowing the history and context of this insanity gives perspective and helps us be wiser in making sense... Read morePublished on November 13, 2010 by Dr. Michael Brickey