In The Thinderella Syndrome, Dr. Dennis Gage tells his readers to "forget about magic potions and fairy tales," as well as harmful "yo-yo" dieting. Instead, urges the author, look at a method that is realistic. There cannot be merely one type of obesity, he states. Actually, there are many. While each dieter might have a different combination of eating patterns that cause weight gain, the author's balanced and comprehensive approach can apply to each case. Over the past twenty-two years, literally hundreds of his patients have been helped. His "Three R's" approach can be the key to permanent weight loss and healthy living. Here is a book that offers behavioral, nutritional, and cognitive techniques as the components of a healthy lifestyle. It is a chance to really "live a diet," to have a healthy life, and to enjoy a method that makes sense and is permanent and ultimately successful.