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Author: Penn Jillette Narrator: Penn Jillette Publisher: Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2016 ISBN: 9781518930454
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An unconventional weight loss tale from an unconventional personality—Penn Jillette tells how he lost 100 pounds with his trademark outrageous sense of humor and biting social commentary that makes this success story anything but ordinary.

Legendary magician Penn Jillette was approaching his sixtieth birthday. Topping 330 pounds and saddled with a systolic blood pressure reading over 200, he knew he was at a dangerous crossroads: if he wanted to see his small children grow up, he needed to change. And then came Crazy Ray. A former NASA scientist and an unconventional, passionate innovator, Ray Cronise saved Penn Jillette’s life with his wild “potato diet.”

In Presto, Jillette takes us along on his journey from skepticism to the inspiring, life-changing momentum that transformed the magician’s body and mind. He describes the process in hilarious detail, as he performs his Las Vegas show, takes meetings with Hollywood executives, hangs out with his celebrity friends and fellow eccentric performers, all while remaining a dedicated husband and father. Throughout, he weaves in his views on sex, religion, and pop culture, making his story a refreshing, genre-busting account. Outspoken, frank, and bitingly clever, Presto is an incisive, rollicking read.

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  • “This hugely entertaining book chronicles Jillette’s weight-loss odyssey, but it really does much more than that…funny and profane…undeniably inspiring.”


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ACB Broker | 12/3/2019

    " This is a great first hand account on how to get healthy if you are FAT without having bypass surgery or other extremes. It is crazy that people choose these extreme, permanent options without even trying fasting which is soooo easy if you are fat. That is what the fat is there for! To feed you when there is no food. If profanity is super offensive to you, don't get this book. He swears a lot! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Niels Duinker | 4/14/2018

    " I love Penn Jilette's writing! I have read multiple books written by him, including this one. It's written with humor and unique insights on how to lose weight. "

About the Author

Penn Jillette has been one half of the Emmy Award–winning, world-famous magic duo Penn & Teller for more than thirty-five years. He is the author of God, No! and the novel Sock, as well as several books cowritten with Teller. He lives with his family in Las Vegas.