How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales
Simon & Schuster
On Sale: August 2, 2016
Hardcover / e-Book
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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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