Since the success of House, Hollywood has been eager to cast Brits in leading roles. Tim Roth's casting in 'Lie To Me' is brilliant, however. He has the acting chops to back up the brilliant script and sometimes over the top impulses of his character. Although I suspect the premise may not survive beyond Season 3, this show is a good one to watch. It's a solid mix of good writing and acting with a tantalizing dose of science (pseudo or otherwise) added in.
I found this book utterly captivating. It was a simple story, one that has been told many times before, but the author manages to imbue it with an almost artless directness that makes everything seem immediate. It's by no means dramatic, but instead, the female protagonist's responses to her situation feel completely natural and matter of fact.
This book is not an escapist fantasy. Instead of looking back with rose tinted glasses or nostalgia, it simply observes how an ordinary person might deal with less than ordinary circumstances.
Kessler's book lays out a compelling argument for how some in the food industry are developing foods not to nourish or satisfy our basic needs but rather to trigger compulsive overeating. His analogy to the tobacco industry is convincing. While many people may persist in the belief that people get fat because they're either lazy or greedy, Kessler accurately argues that the chemistry of some types of food, i.e. its fat, sugar and/or salt content, set many people up, in spite of their best intentions, for binge eating.
This isn't a diet, but the information in this book may be enough to empower many people in their battle against the bulge. Highly recommended.