I would recommend this book to anyone who is thinking about taking off a few - or more than a few pounds.
Many modern diet "gurus" will tell you how easy it is to lose weight on their plan. This blatant lie is part of the reason that most people fail. No sugar coating it in this book as the author describes the process of his weight loss -
"It is a job of work, grueling combat to the finish, a task that appalls and usually repels."
His approach is simple and sound - no alcohol, eat what you usually do, just less of it. Basically the approach my doctor recommends 100 years later.