- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2104 KB
- Print Length: 61 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Book View Café (9 Nov. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00CLAGLQE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #919,260 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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How Possession Can Help You Lose Weight: A Spoof Diet Plan Kindle Edition
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This is a short and very funny spoof of a self-help/diet book. Chris Dolley manages to cover the subject coherently with many references to scenes from well known horror movies. I greatly enjoyed this novella and can recommend it to anyone who is familiar with the horror genre and likes a good laugh!
Chris Dolley takes on the diet marketing industry in his digital book, "How Possession Can Help You Lose Weight". It's filled with many statistical references - many from Facebook (& we ALL know that what you read on the internet is TRUE) and useful tidbits like a calorie counter (eating your small next door neighbor is only 80,000 calories) and recipes (Financial Analyst Prepared Five Ways). He also warns how if everyone were to congregate in Miami, the US would likely sink & tip Alaska up. (We'd better stay evenly distributed across the US, eh??)
I, myself, was extremely interested in the chapter on "Cursing As A Slimming Aid", since my children have been complaining about my "potty mouth". I'll need to let my children know about Dr. Crapper's groundbreaking research and analysis that shows "cursing increases heart rate, stimulates oxygen flow, and BURNS calories". Hmmph. Why am I not thinner?
This is a great book to give a little comic relief to all the diet philosophies around. Some of the humor is so subtle that you need to read carefully to make sure you catch it all - so just think about the extra calories THAT will burn! Since this is a massive spoof, all Snarky Mom can say is, "Snnnnnnnnaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!"
Reading Level: YA on up
Recommended for: Anyone who likes a laugh
My Thoughts: This was hilarious! Think about one of those late-night television commercials and then make it a book, and that's sort of the idea behind this. I laughed like crazy through the whole thing. There's not much I can say about it; since it's satirizing a self-help book there isn't really a plot or characters. But if you like a laugh, you'll definitely want to grab a copy of this book.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this from the LibraryThing Early Reviewer's Program in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Synopsis: Includes chapters on Head Spinning and Other Exercises, Choosing the Best Demon, Astral Jogging, Projectile Vomiting for Beginners, Testimonials, and a calorie counter for those hard-to-categorize `new' foods.
This book had me chuckling right from the first page. What a funny concept.
I know that this was a parody of all of the millions of diet books that are out there, but in my head I kept hearing one of those late night infomercial guys narrating the story to me. That just heightened the humor for me.
Not to give out any spoilers, but the testimonials and compatibility test had my sides splitting. Although the book on a whole was a hoot.
This is a fast read though...so expect to finish it in one or two short sittings.
If you need a laugh, I suggest this book