Ugel is a very entertaining writer. He pulls off the trick of writing about something that is clearly an issue for many, and many illustrate self destructive behavior in this area but he turns it all in on himslef and makes himself the center of the jokes and amusing annecdotes. The results are often laugh out loud funny - particularly the desrciptions of his various ailments realted to weight (snoring etc.) and the treatments he went through (colon cleansing) on his journey.
Not a book that will likely change how the world views dieting and weight loss but there is a message within the humor. Ugel is an author definitely worth reading for entertainment.