I swooped on a copy of this in WH Smith, out on the shelves a couple of days before the official publication date of 01/01/2008, and I’ve been enjoying it a bit at a time, like a box of good chocolates, for the past fortnight. It’s the brilliantly inspiring story of Shaua Reid, aka Dietgirl, whose weblog I’ve been reading for several years.
(You can find her blog over at www.dietgirl.org)
I love Shauna’s writing style: funny, self-deprecating, with brilliantly vivid flashes of description. She comes across as a very loveable, fallible person. Her descriptions of her weight-loss struggles are completely hones and open – there were moments in her book where I wanted to give her a big hug (despite already knowing how the story “ends”.)
If you’re looking for an inspiring pick-me-up to get you through these cold and dreary January evenings, I wholeheartedly recommend The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl. It’s in diary format so easy to dip in and out of (perfect for the train/tube, though not if you’re as prone as I am to giggling aloud). Keep it in your bag or desk to dip into when the dieting doldrums strike.