from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A diary; a journal.


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  • If there were one magic pill for fighting fat and saving lives, the pharmaceutical industry would send everyone from scale makers to diet-book authors into bankruptcy.

    You: On a Diet

  • In one sense the diet-book claims are right: If you are trying to lose weight, you can't eat all the fruit you want.

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  • On its face, a panel featuring a daytime talk-show host, high-end restaurateur and head judge on Bravo's hit Top Chef, diet-book author, uber-rich foodie mom, and New York Times writer wouldn't appear to pose any danger to the restaurants-make-us-fat myth.

    Reason Magazine - All Reason Articles from the Past Year: Page 1

  • Salon cartoonist Carol Lay discusses the world's first diet-book graphic memoir and why the best approach to weight loss is the least sensational.


  • One upping the slightly disingenuous French Women Don't Get Fat, The latest incarnation in the Healthier Than Thou diet-book genre is Japanese Women Don't Get Old or Fat by Naomi Moriyama.

    Charlotte Hilton Andersen: Japanese Women Don't Get Fat?

  • The whole diet-book industry is somewhat based upon subjectivity—it’s a response to people looking in the mirror.

    The Flex Diet


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