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Liked this book a lot - debunks the conventional "wisdom" that being "overweight" is unhealthy. Read morePublished 1 month ago by blowfly13
In this fascinating book, author and professor of law Paul Campos looks at the war being waged against fat in American culture. Read morePublished 10 months ago by The Reviewer Formerly Known as Kurt Johnson
I read this a few years ago and found it thought-provoking, although it went off on a few weird tangents. I wanted to read it again, so I bought the Kindle edition. Read morePublished 22 months ago by K. Os
At the end of the book, the author lost weight. Will he gain it back? Did he convince himself that prejudice against fat people was worth the effort to lose weight? Read morePublished on March 26, 2014 by Debra A Gonzalez
What a relief to read this book! Some days, it feels like the entire country is trying to lose 100 lbs! I was a "failure to thrive" infant. Read morePublished on March 19, 2014 by Dix88
This is an important book about weight and fat. A scholarly book that takes apart the concept of dieting and obesity. It is a provocative book that should be read.Published on January 27, 2014 by Patricia M.
I just... don't know what to make of this.
The author makes some good points that I agree with. Read more
At last a book that contradicts all the myths about obesity. I can use it to convince other people that obesity is caused not only by overeating and a lack of excercise.Published on June 17, 2013 by Eline M.
Here are my issues with the book:
There isn't anyone out there with any intelligence that doesn't understand that BMI charts are averages for populations and have... Read more