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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,381 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David A. Kessler Narrator: Blair Hardman Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Most of us know what it feels like to fall under the spell of food -- when one slice of pizza turns into half a pie, or a handful of chips leads to an empty bag. But it's harder to understand why we can't seem to stop eating -- even when we know better. When we want so badly to say "no," why do we continue to reach for food?

Dr. David Kessler, the dynamic former FDA commissioner who reinvented the food label and tackled the tobacco industry, cracks the code of overeating by explaining how our bodies and minds are changed when we consume foods that contain sugar, fat, and salt. Food manufacturers create products by manipulating these ingredients to stimulate our appetites, setting in motion a cycle of desire and consumption that ends with a nation of overeaters. The End of Overeating explains for the first time why it is exceptionally difficult to resist certain foods and why it's so easy to overindulge.

Dr. Kessler presents groundbreaking research, along with what is sure to be a controversial view inside the industry that continues to feed a our nation -- from popular brand manufacturers to advertisers, chain restaurants, and fast food franchises. Dr. Kessler's cutting-edge investigation offers new insights and useful tools to help us find a solution. There has never been a more thorough, compelling, or in-depth analysis of why we eat the way we do. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A fascinating account of the science of human appetite, as well as its exploitation by the food industry. The End of Overeating is an invaluable contribution to the national conversation about the catastrophe that is the modern American diet.” 

    Michael Pollan, author of In Defense of Food

  • “Kessler, who led the battle against the tobacco industry, now joins the fight against obesity. His message is important: The problem is not only the behavior of profit-driven food companies, but also the daily choices that each one of us makes.” 

    Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation

  • “Disturbing, thought-provoking, and important.” 

    Anthony Bourdain, author of Kitchen Confidential and host of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

  • “Kessler’s fascinating book is essential for anyone interested in learning more about how corporate greed and human psychology have created a national health crisis.” 

    Alice Waters, chef and founder of Chez Panisse

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Robin | 2/17/2014

    " A fascinating read! Has forever changed my view of chain restaurants and processed foods (they ARE the enemy). A must read for anyone who has struggled with food addiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lynn | 2/11/2014

    " I think this is probably the sort of book that's at best mildly interesting if you aren't directly plagued by conditioned hypereating (as many of the other reviews would suggest), and that's a gold mine if you see yourself in its pages. The first chunk is heavy into the neurology of conditioning and addiction as it relates to the products food manufacturers have engineered to make as appealing -- and, thus, sell as much -- as possible. As I'm the kind of person who likes to understand the mechanism of what's going on in her body, I thought it was terrific. It's short on specific solutions, although I suppose that's to be expected in what comes down to a highly individual problem. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Heather C. | 2/10/2014

    " The title of this book is misleading, I think. I found it much more about the food industry and even some physiological aspects of modern food consumption, rather than a how-to book. There are some great explanations about modern food in here that will really stick with you, and definitely change the way you look at your food, especially the food you eat in restaurants. It made me want to make every single thing I eat from scratch. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by E | 1/14/2014

    " Clever, original, and potentially helpful, but a bit annoyingly repetitive. "

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