Bookstore Shelves Sagging Under Weight Of Obesity Books

May 2004
Book Publishing Report;5/17/2004, Vol. 29 Issue 18, p1
Trade Publication
Reports on the efforts of book publishers in stopping the epidemic of overweight and obesity in the U.S. Publication of books reflecting national concerns about the physical and emotional strain of being overweight; Significance of the emergence of the South Beach Diet guide of Rondale Press for the efforts; Publication deal between Chamberlain Bros. and Penguin Group.


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