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Rethinking Thin
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In this eye-opening book, "New York Times "science writer Gina Kolata shows that our society's obsession with dieting and weight loss is less about keeping trim and staying healthy than about money, power, trends, and impossible ideals.
"Rethinking Thin "is at once an account of the place of diets in American society and a provocative critique of the weight-loss industry. Kolata's account of four determined dieters' progress through a study comparing the Atkins diet to a conventional low-calorie one becomes a broad tale of science and society, of social mores and social sanctions, and of politics and power.
"Rethinking Thin "asks whether words like "willpower "are really applicable when it comes to eating and body weight. It dramatizes what it feels like to spend a lifetime struggling with one's weight and fantasizing about finally, at long last, getting thin. It tells the little-known story of the science of obesity and the history of diets and dieting--scientific and social phenomena that made some people rich and thin and left others fat and miserable. And it offers commonsense answers to questions about weight, eating habits, and obesity--giving us a better understanding of the weight that is right for our bodies.
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" Kolata commands the intelligent curiosity, well-honed reporting techniques and smooth prose style of a top science reporter." -- Beryl Lieff Benderley, "The Washington Post" "Kolata commands the intelligent curiosity, well-honed reporting techniques and smooth prose style of a top science reporter." --Beryl Lieff Benderley, "The Washington Post" "An incisive, thought-provoking examination of a subject that concerns us all. This book will educate and illuminate those seeking solid information about the struggle to lose weight." --Dr. Jerome E. Groopman, author of "The Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness "and staff writer at "The New Yorker""Kolata commands the intelligent curiosity, well-honed reporting techniques and smooth prose style of a top science reporter." --Beryl Lieff Benderley, "The Washington Post"

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