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"Fat Like Us" was lent to me by Lydia Turrentine who has provided massage therapy for many of the Ricers for many years. I live in Durham and have known of the Rice Diet, Structure House and Duke Diet and Fitness Center since I came her in 1978. I have seen many "Ricers" walking the streets of Durham, walking up and down the stadium steps at Duke, in the coffee shops and theaters. In a previous life I was an MD and advised people on loosing weight (unsuccessfully.) But this book was a revelation ...more
I enjoyed reading the personal stories about these dieters, their thoughts and feelings, challenges and success. Anspaugh needs to improve her writing style as it was a bit repetitive. I've never had a weight problem so it was helpful to put myself in the shoes of dieters as I read about their issues.