Like many people I'm fighting some middle-aged spread--it's no lie that a few extra pounds are harder to get rid of after you hit 40, alas. Health books are perenially interesting to me, and this one caught my eye at B&N. It looked sensible and very amusing from a quick flip-through. Now that I've read the whole thing: yes, it is. Good input from pros--"Chef Terry" gives some great coulis recipes for steamed vegetables. Wonderful "cheat sheet" in the back--"a summary of every pearl of wisdom in this book."