NEW EDITION, WITH UPDATES FOR 2013! Arthur Hinty is fat, old and single. He wanted to change that. With the help of his friends and modern medicine, he tried. It hasn't been easy. As he went through the process of gastric bypass surgery, Hinty kept a brutally honest online journal that attracted thousands of readers worldwide. This book is made up of selected excerpts from those autobiographical, soul-searching writings. Down 155 pounds two years after surgery (with 50 to go), Hinty's physical and emotional journey continues. Written between October, 2005, and January, 2009, 'Saving Myself' presents a pull-no-punches portrait of one middle-aged man's journey out of dark, lonely safety and into the brightness of a potentially amazing new life. It's a roller-coaster ride of emotion and opinion, always thought-provoking and quite often profane. In other words, human. 302 pages.