Presto!: How I Made More Than 100 Pounds Magically Disappear and Other Big Fat Tales
Buy now to receive the product on estimated date: 6th June 2017 (Tue).
- Published Date: 2016-08-02
- Weight: 0.454 Kg
- Reading Level: General (US: Trade)
- Book Type: Biography: The Arts
"An unconventional weight loss tale from an unconventional personality [in which] 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"--
Stock Details and Delivery
|Warehouse||Stock||Estimated Delivery Date|
|US Warehouse 1||2||6th June 2017 (Tue)|
|US Warehouse 2||5||10th June 2017 (Sat)|
Product Description (Source: NBD):
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.
Product Review (NBD):
"This planet has yielded exactly one mutual friend for Glenn Beck and me and that friend has written a brilliant book called God, No!. Penn reveals 'the big secret of magic, ' tells you why tattoos are perfect expressions of atheism and exactly what to eat when you know you're going to vomit later."--Lawrence O' Donnell