Friday, February 22, 2013

Review: The Hungry Years Confessions of a Food Addict by William Leith

A lot of books written by fat people either blames the individual or society as a whole for the weight and body issue problems experienced by a large proportion of society. This book does not blame the person or the society. Many books that deal with weight and body issues assume that all individuals have such problems. This book does not do that either.

This book does look at one man's weigh problems in a funny and insightful way. It's half autobiographical and half expose on current trends in the weight loss (and gain) industry. The personal revelation discovered in the text is that the author eats because he does not want to deal with his emotions. A discovery, I feel, that has almost universal insight.

This is a light, fast read that leaves the reader in a happy place which is unusual for writing that deals with issues of weight and self-esteem. 


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