The Incredible Shrinking Critic: My Excellent Adventure in Weight Loss: 75 Pounds and Counting...

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Sep 20, 2007 - Fiction - 286 pages
Every extra pound tells a story . . . At five four and 230 pounds, film critic Jami Bernard took the plunge into what she half-jokingly calls "the heart of darkness"- her innermost self, where, by confronting a past both funny and painful, she was able to let go of those pounds, one by one, week after week. At the end of this intensely personal, bitterly humorous journey, she had lost seventy-five of them.

Jami chronicled her weight loss in the New York Daily News, where she was a film critic for thirteen years. This book goes behind the scenes to tell the unvarnished truth of what it's like to live large in a body-obsessed culture that takes no prisoners. Here is the reality of weight loss: a stock-market chart of crazy gains and losses, a crumb trail of doomed relationships, the terrors of pleasure, and the best pizza this side of Naples. With a sharp wit and the confident, easy style that makes her a nationally known critic and champion of women's issues, Jami candidly explores the secret world of fat people-their fears, bodies, clothing; their forbidden love affair with food; and what it's like to leave that all behind and emerge thin again on the other side.

Moving, sometimes shocking, and always mordantly funny, The Incredible Shrinking Critic takes it all off-seventy-five pounds and counting.

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Humorous account of this movie critics quest to lose 100 pounds. Her story is inspiring with just the right amount of facts concerning nutrition and metabolism. Bottom line: Diet alone will not solve the weight problem. One must also exercise. Duh! I know this! Read full review

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Enjoyable foods may be described as sweet, savory, salty, or crunchy. When New YorkDaily News film critic Bernard puts forth her own experience with food choices, however, think dry, acid, bitter, and ... Read full review



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Jami Bernard is an award-winning film critic who lives in New York City.

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