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Obsessed: America's Food Addiction--and…

Obsessed: America's Food Addiction--and My Own

by Mika Brzezinski

Other authors: Diane Smith

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Concise, easy to read, yet informative essays dealing with the different aspects of healthy eating, body image, and solutions to make us a healthier people. The information was given in a personal way, making this just as much of a memoir of several people, as essays on issues. Good reading for women and teenage girls with food issues of their own or who want to learn more about the health of our nation. ( )
  LivelyLady | Jan 10, 2014 |
Mika definitely comes off as obsessed in this book. She has an obsession to be and stay thin, and she has an obsession with helping America conquer obesity. As an overweight woman (or as Mika would say, fat) I came into reading this book thinking 'what would a skinny chick know about struggling with weight and eating?' From what she reveals in this book she has struggled with things that I am very familiar with (although I have to admit that I have never eaten a whole box of cereal in one sitting, nor have I ever contemplated it).

While I liked reading about Mika and Diane's stories, the parts of the book talking about the research Mika has done read more like a term paper than a book. Don't even get my started on the whole block quoting thing. It was completely unnecessary and distracting.

Overall I felt this book was good but Mika seemed a bit too preachy at times. ( )
  dpappas | Jul 13, 2013 |
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With insights from notable people in medicine, health, business, the arts, and politics, Brzezinski breaks through the walls of silence and shame we've built around obesity and food obsession and talks openly about how our country became overweight, and what we can do to turn the corner and step firmly onto the path of health.… (more)

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