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Weightless: My Life as a Fat Man and How I Escaped Paperback – September 9, 2014
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Weightless is a delicious read in every way. In this funny, wise, and emotionally honest book, Gregg McBride offers hope and inspiration to weight-challenged people longing for change and acceptance without sacrificing their true selves.”Catherine Whitney, Coauthor, Eat Right 4 Your Type
Only Gregg could tell a story that’s this dark with this much humor. He brings hope to the most desperate situations in a refreshing and inspiring way.” Regina King, Actor/Director/Producer
As someone who has struggled mightily with my weight and feeling not good enough,” I can proudly say that this book has helped me to find my way again. I’m sure it will do the same for you!” Matt Hoover, Winner, The Biggest Loser
From the Back Cover
By the time he was a young adult, Gregg McBride topped the scales at over 450 pounds and wore a sixty-inch belt.
Pretending airline seatbelts fit across his belly, eating out of the trash to cheat on his diets, and working as an overweight stripper are just some of the misadventures Gregg endured as he continually tried to win his battle of the bulge.
It was only when Gregg took an inward journey that he was able to free himself from his food addiction and take off more than 250 pounds of excess weight, which he’s kept off for over a decade.
Alternately hilarious and heartbreaking in its honesty Weightless is a tale of food gone wrong” that chronicles the before, the during, and the after in a way no other book has, and will move, educate, entertain, and inspire anyone who is ready for change.
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Top Customer Reviews
I give it 4 out of 5 because it does not tell you much about what he DID do in more detail. But the story is so compelling that it is quite good. I would give it 4.5 if this was possible. I did find myself looking for more specifics. There are so many books on the market to find this so it is not a big issue.
HIGHLY recommend it!
I was also really desperately looking for his personal insights about his binge eating. That he does deliver. I was 60% of the way in when they really appeared. I think this is only fair because much of the rest of the book leads up to these realizations by describing his disordered eating. It was well worth my time to read the entire book and I definitely have some take-always to think about.
This is a well written, thought provoking and inspiring book that will have you laughing and crying but will make you feel as if you are not alone in your weight loss struggles and that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Bravo Mr. McBride.
The book provides an eye opening perspective from one who has been exposed to indifference from ones parents and prejudice from the public due his size. The author is more candid about his experiences than any author I have ever read before. As a result of reading this book, I will be more aware and compassionate.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
To say that I enjoyed this book would be an understatement. Gregg McBride's writing is so raw that I felt every word I found myself relating to so many aspects of his life. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rosalina Castillo
This book is nothing short of amazing! You can tell it's a true story by how raw and real it is. Author Gregg McBride lays it all out on the table when it comes to the reality of... Read morePublished 5 months ago by IPhoner4
Talk about an inspirational book...WOW! I couldn't put this one down. I met Gregg in college (years ago) and feel so grateful to have read his book.
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Really good book. Highly recommend. It will inspire any one who is looking for change.Published 8 months ago by jose mendoza
Wow what a very inspiring book. I could relate with so many things that he said it kept me in tears. A truly amazing bookPublished 9 months ago by Dianne Gianaris
I was reluctant to read it, as I am not one to read books in my spare time, plus I didn't think it would have much relevancy for me, but my lovely wife strongly suggested I read... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Don K
An inspiring and compelling story into the life of a courageous and intelligent hero who finds his way out of the cycle of self-inflicted physical harm and to an understanding of... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Christine Leidhoff