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The Art of Overeating: A Bellyful of Laughs About Our Food-phobic Culture

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Fed up with fat-phobia? Welcome to The Art of Overeating, the anti-diet bible that’s chock-full of not-too-weighty wisdom. It flies in the face (not to mention the sucked-in gut) of our calorie-obsessed culture. Above all, it finds the funny bone in our culinary excess while offering reassurance that there’s no such thing as too much food.

Witty text and imaginative illustr
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published November 3rd 2009 by Sterling (first published 2009)
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Isela Redman
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I suppose this was supposed to be satirical, but I just took it as a reaffirmation that I should continue to overeat, lol. Funny book.
Sahar Sabati
Nov 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Food. Love it or hate it, you need it. Unfortunately, too many people have an unhealthy relationship with food, which should be a pleasure from beginning to… Well, to end.

If you don’t mind, I won’t speak too much about the end part, OK?

Unfortunately, the relationship with food has become yet another victim of invidualism and consumerism; the former because rather than eat what’s best for our health, we eat what’s best for our taste buds, and the latter because we are encouraged to eat more, mo
Nov 08, 2009 rated it really liked it
The Art of Over Eating is a laugh out loud book to be enjoyed. The advice in this book is not meant to be taken serious. Leslie Landis, MFT pokes fun at America and our obsession with food and dieting. She makes comments like if you are planning on taking a doggie bag then you better either eat it as a snack on the way home or as soon as you get home. Or when you are invited as a dinner guest, you should offer to wash the dishes by licking them off. This is so that you can still enjoy the last b ...more
Jennifer Hill
Jan 08, 2013 rated it it was ok
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I picked this book up at The Dollar Tree because I liked the cover and I thought, "Heck, for a dollar, I'll give it a try." As an over-eater myself, I found this funny and I actually laughed out loud at a couple of points. It's a tongue and cheek look at the way we view food and over-eating. Not bad for $1 but not something I would actually recommend to anyone.
Mar 23, 2015 rated it liked it
Nice graphics. Comical
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