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Where is your sugar coming from? Most likely everywhere. Sure, it’s in ice cream and cookies, but what scared Eve O. Schaub was the secret world of sugar—hidden in bacon, crackers, salad dressing, pasta sauce, chicken broth, and baby food. With her eyes open by the work of obesity expert Dr. Robert Lustig and others, Eve challenged her husband and two school-age daughters to join her on a quest to eat no added sugar for an entire year.

Along the way, Eve uncovered the real costs of our sugar-heavy American diet—including diabetes, obesity, and increased incidences of health problems such as heart disease and cancer. The stories, tips, and recipes she shares throw fresh light on questionable nutritional advice we’ve been following for years and show that it is possible to eat at restaurants and go grocery shopping—with less and even no added sugar.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The surface charm of Year of No Sugar—breezy wit, blithe anecdote, and effortless evocation of people and the stuff they put in their mouths—cannot conceal Schaub’s deeper purpose: a takedown of sugar, its disarming myths, its dangerous presence in nearly everything we eat, and its cynical marketing. Delicious and compelling, her book is just about the best sugar substitute I’ve ever encountered.”

    Ron Powers, Pulitzer Prize-winning author

  • “Huber’s velvety voice conveys the seductiveness of ‘the deadly toxic ingredient’ that has become part of the culture of modern society.”


  • “[Schaub] debunks questionable nutritional advice, pokes fun at her own past experiments with health fads, and recalls the particular challenges of sweets-laden Halloween and Christmas. At the end of the year, the family was healthier, and they had accumulated a store of ideas and recipes (included in the book) to counter the craving for something sweet.”


  • “Hillary Huber’s narration is cheerful and energetic.”

    Library Journal (audio review)

  • “A funny, intelligent, and informative memoir.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Eve O. Schaub has written the introductions for both of her husband Stephen’s published collections of photographs: A Sense of Place and Through a Glass Darkly. She was the editor of Five Dollars and a Jug of Rum: A History of Grafton Vermont. Also with her husband , she co-authored The Figital Revolution on the state of contemporary photography. She holds a BA and BFA from Cornell University, and a MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She has written about art for such publications as Camera Arts, Photovision Magazine, Vermont Life, Vermont Magazine, and Afterimage. Her personal essays have been featured many times on the Albany, New York NPR station WAMC. Eve lives in Vermont with her family.