The Hungry Years: Confessions of a Food Addict

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A journalist for the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph describes his own struggle with weight issues as well as his observations about today's size-obsessed culture, in an account that discusses society's unhealthy relationship with food, the dynamics of carbohydrate addiction as explained by Dr. Robert Atkins, and factors that have contributed to body image in today's world. 25,000 first printing.

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‘Compulsively readable. I gulped it down in a couple of greedy bites ... It is a powerful memoir’ -- Daily Telegraph

‘It’s part memoir, part diet book, part comedy, and part sugar rush. I loved it’ -- Tim Lott

‘This hilarious, self-lacerating memoir of a compulsive eater is a superb book ... this is his crowning achievement’ -- Jon Ronson

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Makes fat not just a feminist issue but relevant to everyone: William Leith’s unblinking investigation of the physical consequences and psychological pain of being an overweight man charts new territory.

Shortlisted for the Mind Awards 2006 Book of the Year

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