presents Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It (Anchor, $15), just released in paperback.
In this exciting new book, Gary Taubes, bestselling author of Good Calories, Bad Calories addresses the urgent question of what’s making us fat—and how we can change. He reveals the bad nutritional science of the last century and the good science that has been ignored, answering the most persistent questions along the way: Why are some people thin and others fat? What roles do exercise and genetics play in our weight? What foods should we eat, and what foods should we avoid?
“Taubes stands the received wisdom about diet and exercise on its head.”
—The New York Times
Gary Taubes is a contributing correspondent for Science magazine. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, and The Best of the Best American Science Writing (2010). He has received three Science in Society Journalism Awards from the National Association of Science Writers, the only print journalist so recognized. He is currently a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator in Health Policy Research at UC Berkeley School of Public Health. He lives in Oakland.