Published in hardcover as The Obesity Myth, The Diet Myth began as a cover story in The New Republic, drawing one of the lrgest reader responses in that magazine's history. Like Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation, The Diet Myth is a real paradigm-busting read that challenges the conventional wisdom regarding the medical, political, and cultural meaning of weight.
Obesity is a major health crisis, according to our government. After years of scritinizing medical studies and interviewing leading doctors and scientists, Paul Campos is ready to lead the backlash against weight hysteria, proving that those extra pounds are not so bad for us after all. But The Diet Mythis not only a compelling argument--it's also extremely entertaining. Campos shows:
In this grounbreaking book, Paul Campos brings a rational new voice to America's weight debate.