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The Back of the Book (from Amazon):  An enlightening and entertaining social history of how we have tried (and failed) to battle the bulge over two millennia.

NotJustLaura’s Review:  Louise Foxcroft is a feminist has written this history of dieting from a strongly feminist view-point.  Although it’s clear that she’d done her homework before writing this book – and bits of it are fascinating as a result – I felt the line between historical fact and her personal opinions was too blurred and the book therefore lacked objectivity.  It’s still an enjoyable read but not a book I think I’ll go back to.

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