The Weight of Temptation Paperback – Oct 1 2012
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“Shua ridicules the idea of thinness as . . . an aristocratic model, as well as the institutions that promote that ideal. [The Weight of Temptation] is a sharp, funny, acid, and entertaining novel.”—Patricio Lennard, Radar: Página/12
(Patricio Lennard Radar 2012-03-16)
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This book explores the myriad of reasons that people are overweight, all the excuses people use for their weight issues, and all the difficulties that people have in fundamentally changing their attitudes toward food. Some of the patients in the novel were successful, some were not, and many were just ridiculously resistant to the treatment that they had purchased. In many ways, that isn't much different from the way many overweight people use gyms, weight loss programs, and medically supervised diets. I couldn't decide, in the end, what the author really thought about the current efforts to reduce weight. The novel is fairly short, but is very thought provoking regarding the need and ability for so many people to reduce their bulk. This is a great book for anyone who enjoys watching the various weight loss reality shows!