"Facinating . . . We begin to think differently about food and take back control of our eating habits."—The New York Times"A thinking person's diet book and an investigation into an industry that wants us to eat more."—The Boston Globe"Groundbreaking."—USA Today"Kessler reponds with a method that doesn’t promise a quick fix but instead offers some consoling advice on how to kick an overeating habit."—Booklist"A cogent analysis of the American obsession with food and Americans' propensity to overeat."—Library Journal
David Kessler, M.D., served as commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration under presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. He is a pediatrician and has been the dean of the medical schools at Yale and the University of California, San Francisco. A graduate of Amherst College, the University of Chicago Law School, and the Harvard Medical School, he is the father of two and lives with his wife in California.