Dr. Robert Atkins: The True Story of the Man Behind the War on Carbohydratesby Lisa Rogak
Only now, after his death, is Dr. Robert Atkins being recognized for his groundbreaking work in the field of diet and nutrition. While counting carbohydrates has become an everyday practice for the adherents to a low-carb, high-fat, high-protein plan, Atkins faced a lifetime of adversity from a medical establishment that scoffed at his radical ideas, even though they proved effective. But many questions still remain about the man and his methods: Was he really overweight when he died? Did he really believe everything he wrote, or was he driven by money and fame? And what happened to the Atkins empire after his death? These questions and more are answered in this revealing, fascinating glimpse into the public and private life of a unique and brilliant doctor and promoter who revolutionized the way we think about food.
Author Biography: Lisa Rogak is the author of more than twenty-five books, on topics ranging from nutrition and wellness to cooking and politics. She has written for many newspapers and major magazines, and her books have been covered both by book industry writers and in off-the-book-page media. Her works have been reviewed and otherwise mentioned in The Wall Street Journal, Parade magazine, USA Today, Family Circle, and hundreds of other publications. She appeared on Oprah as the featured guest in a show about small towns, to promote her book Moving to the Country Once and For All.
Rogak's most recent book, Howard Dean in His Own Words (St. Martin's Press, 2003), made the BookSense Extended List in January 2004.
- Penguin Publishing Group
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- Product dimensions:
- 6.44(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.96(d)
- Age Range:
- 14 Years
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