This book started out very promising but overall I wouldn't recommend it. The first part of this book is a history of weight gain in American. Weight explained from within the context of the history of science and nutritional advances. This part was well done and thoroughly explained.
Then there is a detailed explanation of the range of health problems associated with obesity. This part was trite and did not offer much in the way of new information.
The author's bias is explicit through the use of specific word choices that show a bias against obese individuals. This bias is odd when the author spends a large word count trying to explain the root causes of obesity.