Diet King

Diet King

by Adam Wilk


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What really goes on in the mind of an overweight person? The inspirational novel Diet King takes a whimsical look into the world of Peter Wells and his emotional twenty-five-year journey through dieting hell.

When young Peter Wells embarks on a field trip with his third-grade class, his problems begin when he hurls insults at a large-sized classmate. In high school, Wells cuts gym classes and rapidly gains weight. His parents and his school counselor send him to a drill sergeant/psychologist who believes that exercise will help cure Wells of his poor eating habits. Wells begins a rigorous and lengthy pilgrimage to lose weight by attending diet meetings with a reluctant brother, by challenging an intolerant corporate world, and by dealing with an overzealous vegetarian hostess during a weekend retreat. He begins a low-carb diet and watches his ailing, overweight father request fast food from his hospital bed. After facing a frightening close call with his own health, Wells begins to question his choices.

In Diet King, Peter Wells must make a life-changing decision--does he want to "eat to live" or "live to eat"?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595345687
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/05/2005
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book gives you a hilariously funny look into the everyday life of Peter Wells and all his phobias. For everyone who has had a weight problem, this book gives you an outlet to your frustrations, along with a good laugh. Enjoyable, fast reading. A must for summer reading enjoyment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Is this guy a stand-up comedian or what? Outrageously funny, and thought provoking. Author Adam Wilk will take you on a ride of a lifetime. Hold on to your seats, this book will not disappoint!! Let's hope and pray for a 'SEQUAL'
Guest More than 1 year ago
Despite being bombarded with foul language on almost every other page,I couldn't put this book down. Author Adam Wilk definitely has a way with words (especially curses, my oh my!) but the dialogue feels raw and true to life. Mr. Wilk does not hold back at all as he takes the reader on a rip-roaring, gut wrenching, and hysterically funny journey through one fat man's struggle with the scale. One chapter made me cry very hard as I truly felt Peter Wells' pain, yet the very next one had me roaring! This book definitely changed my view on lots of things as well! Hail to the Diet King!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fabulous Heartwarming and Funny...Had me laughing out loud
Guest More than 1 year ago
Absolutely Entertaining! Funny and Heartwarming...A must read for everyone who's been through the trials and tribulations of losing weight..