The much-awaited Gary Taubes book is ready to shake up the diet world!
Mark this date on your calendar RIGHT NOW: September 25, 2007!
If ever there was a more exciting date in the realm of diet and nutrition in recent memory, I've not heard of it. With such respected low-carb advocates as Veronica Atkins, Dr. Mike and Mary Dan Eades and Dr. Gil and Regina Wilshire all hailing the brand new book written by science journalist Gary Taubes coming out on that date, you should get ready for high-carb, low-fat diet promoters like Dean Ornish and his PCRM cronies to lambaste this book early and often. It's not a matter of if, but when.
Ever since Taubes penned his brilliant New York Times column in 2002 entitled "What If It's All Been A Big Fat Lie? which set the "low-carb craze" into full swing, the demand for this new book has been extremely high. I first blogged about this book in April 2006 when Taubes assured me in an e-mail that he was taking every precaution to make sure the research he presented in his book was immaculate so he would not be labeled as "misguided" by the opposition. Smart thinking, dude!
This was the original cover, but Taubes' new publisher made him change it
I guess this explosive book about the health benefits of eating fat got to be too big for the Random House imprint Ebury Press because they dropped Taubes before the book was released. The 450-page book at the time was set to be called A Big Fat Lie?: What If Fat Doesn't Make You Fat... and then was subsequently changed to The Diet Delusion.
Now the book has expanded to a voluminous 640 pages and is on another Random House imprint called Knopf. As I recently blogged about, the book has changed names again. This time, it's called Good Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging The Conventional Wisdom On Diet, Weight Control, And Disease and is available for pre-order RIGHT NOW for only $18.45. The regular price will be $28 (not bad for such a THICK book!), so you might want to get your order in now!
The picture of the butter melting on the toast on the cover of the new book doesn't have the same impact as the butter on the steak in the original book, but the message inside the book remains solid--refined carbs are bad, the kind of calories consumed matters, and fat as well as cholesterol are not the great dietary enemies they have been made out to be.
Taubes blows away many of the myths about a "healthy" diet and I can't wait to see the health establishment go bonkers trying to refute the irrefutable! It's gonna be fun to say the least! I hate they made him call it Good Calories, Bad Calories to soften the message. It it reminiscent of what low-carb cookbook author Dana Carpender was forced by her publisher to do with her latest release.
This WILL indeed be one of the biggest diet and health books to release this year and it will have long-term implications if people actually read what Taubes shares in his excellent writing style. I literally can't wait to review this book for you. Plus, Taubes has previously promised me an interview and I'd love to record one in person with him for my podcast show. I'll be working on that.
In the meantime, PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY and get ready for the fireworks to begin starting on September 25th! Have you marked YOUR calendar yet? ;)
8-2-07 UPDATE: Well, Dr. Mike Eades has now weighed in on the Taubes book and he is considering this book to be one of the true greats in the history of nutritional science. Are you ready?