The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl Paperback – 18 May 2010
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"Bookstores are fat with diet tales, but Reid's stands out. She's an entertaining, endearing writer - funny, humble, honest, wise, and best of all, compassionate."--Minneapolis Star Tribune
"A buoyant, funny, and immensely likable romp--for readers of all sizes." (4 stars)--People
A buoyant, funny, and immensely likable romp--for readers of all sizes. (4 stars)--People"
Bookstores are fat with diet tales, but Reid s stands out. She s an entertaining, endearing writer - funny, humble, honest, wise, and best of all, compassionate. --Minneapolis Star Tribune" --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
A hilarious and heartwarming tale of a real-life superhero who battled the bulge and won.See all Product Description
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Shauna is brave and I think it takes real guts (excuse the pun!) to send your experiences out on paper for the whole world to see. It's a relief to know I'm not the only person in the world who hides chocolate wrappers!
Shauna has motivated me to start back on the right track with my own weight loss (I'm considering taking up Vampire Technique jogging!)
I read the book stunningly fast by my standards (over 3 days - despite an overseas visit while reading) and it was effectively a very well written adventure where you really root for the hero (Shauna AKA Dietgirl).
Despite not being into dieting (I was originally reading her Other blog) I could see so many similarities with my life - showing how you tend to try to use things (in this case weight) as an excuse not to live your life.
This book is optimistic and inspirational....and romantic too - this isn't just about weight, it's about romance and fun and travel and living. Mostly about living - it's easy to forget about that.
Highly recommended, nicely produced book.
It has to be noted that I have an enormous pile of books that I haven't got around to reading that I get FREE from my work - so the fact that I actually went out and bought this one and read it and loved it is certainly an endorsement :)
I was both laughing and crying from the first page, with her description of the Biggest Knickers in Australia, and her recounting of Day Zero, a heart-rending WW meeting and weigh-in. I could hardly read the print through my tears as she described the pain, the humiliation, and the anger. That scene will always signify to me the incredible bravery it takes to change one's life so much. This is about so much more than losing weight.
Shauna is always so very funny, so light-hearted and positive -- she brings much-needed encouragement and joie de vivre to what can be a very grim undertaking. Her story is inspiring, and so rooted in reality and everyday life one can identify with and understand her journey. This isn't a How-To slimming book, but it will help anyone to unleash their own inner superhero. She gives us a portrait of a person who turned wishing and dreaming into doing and having -- that's a priceless lesson.
I found myself alternately laughing and crying and nodding in agreement as the story unfolded. I literally could not put the book down and finished it in one afternoon.
This book isn't just for those seeking weight loss inspiration. It will appeal to anyone who's ever been overweight, anyone who's ever suffered disappointment or self-doubt, or just anyone who's ever been alive.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Such an amazing book. I couldn't put it down. Laughter and tears. What I didn't realise is that it is all true. Shauna is real and still going. Amazing :-)Published 5 months ago by tabby
An absolute joy to read. The author makes the serious subject of weight loss witty and an achievable goal. I want to read more from this girl.Published 10 months ago by Misty
Thank you for sharing such a wonderful journey. All I can say is I'll miss you now I've finished your book. Keep up the good work little lady.Published 13 months ago by Jennifer Johnston
This is a nice, readable book. In the middle it gets a little bit boring - it's OK, but it's just someone's life. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Jinanne
i love love love this book!!!!! From the first page it just sucks you in!!! I love Shauna. Her writing style is easy. Her honesty is refreshing. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Firazy bear
Massively enjoyed reading about a 'normal persons' battles and weight loss journey!! Love love love it and will read again!Published 22 months ago by Jemma
Entertaining book and also inspiring for those on a diet or who struggle with their weight.Published 22 months ago by Lauchus
Great reading if you have always been a dieter like myself but never got to that elusive goal weight - its very motivating! Read morePublished on 18 Aug. 2014 by Mrs Vanessa Russell
This book was recommended to me by a friend it's a personal journal of the authors weight issues.and how she comes around to being happy with herself. Read morePublished on 15 May 2014 by firefly