This Is Big: How the Founder of Weight Watchers Changed the World -- And Me Marisa Meltzer

This Is Big: How the Founder of Weight Watchers Changed the World -- And Me

Author: Marisa Meltzer
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Book Title
This Is Big: How the Founder of Weight Watchers Changed the World -- And Me
Author
Marisa Meltzer
ISBN
9780316414005
"A triumphant chronicle...acerbic, culturally astute and genuine." -New York TimesFrom contributor to The Cut, one of Vogue's "Most Anticipated Books of 2020," that has something to "bravely and honestly" (Busy Philipps) say about weight and weight loss and which also sheds a light on Jean Nidetch, the founder of Weight Watcher, an early and forgotten female founder Marisa Meltzer began her first diet at the age of five. Growing up an indoors-loving child in Northern California, she learned from an early age that weight was the one part of her life she could neither change nor even really understand.Fast forward nearly four decades. Marisa, also a contributor to the New Yorker and the New York Times, comes across an obituary for Jean Nidetch, the Queens, New York housewife who founded Weight Watchers in 1963. Weaving Jean's incredible story as weight loss maven and pathbreaking entrepreneur with Marisa's own journey through Weight Watchers, she chronicles the deep parallels, and enduring frustrations, in each woman's decades-long efforts to lose weight and keep it off. The result is funny, unexpected, and unforgettable: a testament to how transformation goes far beyond a number on the scale.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Marisa MeltzerPublisher: Little Brown and CompanyPublished: 04/14/2020ISBN: 9780316414005Pages: 304Weight: 1.10lbsSize: 9.30h x 6.00w x 1.20dReview Citations: Kirkus Reviews 01/15/2020Publishers Weekly 02/17/2020Booklist 02/15/2020 pg. 24
"A triumphant chronicle...acerbic, culturally astute and genuine." -New York Times

From contributor to The Cut, one of Vogue's "Most Anticipated Books of 2020," that has something to "bravely and honestly" (Busy Philipps) say about weight and weight loss and which also sheds a light on Jean Nidetch, the founder of Weight Watcher, an early and forgotten female founder

Marisa Meltzer began her first diet at the age of five. Growing up an indoors-loving child in Northern California, she learned from an early age that weight was the one part of her life she could neither change nor even really understand.
Fast forward nearly four decades. Marisa, also a contributor to the New Yorker and the New York Times, comes across an obituary for Jean Nidetch, the Queens, New York housewife who founded Weight Watchers in 1963. Weaving Jean's incredible story as weight loss maven and pathbreaking entrepreneur with Marisa's own journey through Weight Watchers, she chronicles the deep parallels, and enduring frustrations, in each woman's decades-long efforts to lose weight and keep it off. The result is funny, unexpected, and unforgettable: a testament to how transformation goes far beyond a number on the scale.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Marisa Meltzer
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Published: 04/14/2020
ISBN: 9780316414005
Pages: 304
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.00w x 1.20d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 01/15/2020
Publishers Weekly 02/17/2020
Booklist 02/15/2020 pg. 24
"A triumphant chronicle...acerbic, culturally astute and genuine." -New York Times

From contributor to The Cut, one of Vogue's "Most Anticipated Books of 2020," that has something to "bravely and honestly" (Busy Philipps) say about weight and weight loss and which also sheds a light on Jean Nidetch, the founder of Weight Watcher, an early and forgotten female founder

Marisa Meltzer began her first diet at the age of five. Growing up an indoors-loving child in Northern California, she learned from an early age that weight was the one part of her life she could neither change nor even really understand.
Fast forward nearly four decades. Marisa, also a contributor to the New Yorker and the New York Times, comes across an obituary for Jean Nidetch, the Queens, New York housewife who founded Weight Watchers in 1963. Weaving Jean's incredible story as weight loss maven and pathbreaking entrepreneur with Marisa's own journey through Weight Watchers, she chronicles the deep parallels, and enduring frustrations, in each woman's decades-long efforts to lose weight and keep it off. The result is funny, unexpected, and unforgettable: a testament to how transformation goes far beyond a number on the scale.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Marisa Meltzer
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Published: 04/14/2020
ISBN: 9780316414005
Pages: 304
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.00w x 1.20d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 01/15/2020
Publishers Weekly 02/17/2020
Booklist 02/15/2020 pg. 24