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Good Calories, Bad Calories [Audio]


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Gary Taubes is a contributing correspondent for Science magazine and a contributing editor at Technology Review. He has written about science, medicine, and health for Science, Discover, the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Fortune, Forbes, and GQ. His articles have appeared in The Best American Science Writing three times. He has won three Science in Society Journalism Awards, given by the National Association of Science Writers--the only print journalist so recognized--as well as awards from the American Institute of Physics and the American Physical Society. His book Bad Science: The Short Life and Weird Times of Cold Fusion was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. He was educated at Harvard, Stanford, and Columbia.

Mike Chamberlain is an actor and voice-over performer in Los Angeles. His voice credits range from radio commercials and television narration to animation and video game characters. Stage trained at Boston College, he has performed works from Shakespeare and the classics to contemporary drama and comedy. His audiobook narration has won four AudioFile Earphones Awards.


"[Taubes] tackles the subject with the seriousness and scientific insight it deserves, building a devastating case against the low-fat, high-carb way of life endorsed by so many nutrition experts in recent years."-- "Barbara Ehrenreich, New York Times bestselling author"

"A very important book."-- "Dr. Andrew Weil, New York Times bestselling author"

"A vitally important book, destined to change the way we think about food."-- "Michael Pollan, New York Times bestselling author"

"A watershed...It could also literally change the way you eat, the way you look, and how long you live...Lucid and lively."-- "Minneapolis Star Tribune"

"Easily the most important book on diet and health to be published in the past one hundred years. It is clear, fast-paced, and exciting to read, rigorous, authoritative, and a beacon of hope for all those who struggle with problems of weight regulation and general health."-- " Richard Rhodes, Pulitzer Prize-winning author "

"Gary Taubes is a brave and bold science journalist who does not accept conventional wisdom."-- "New York Times"

"Given America's current obsession with these issues, Taubes' challenge to current nutritional conventional wisdom will generate heated controversy and create popular demand for this deeply researched and equally deeply engaging treatise."-- "Booklist"

"Provocative...Taubes' arguments are lucid and well supported...His call for dietary 'advice that is based on rigorous science, not century-old preconceptions about the penalties of gluttony and sloth, ' is bound to be echoed loudly by many readers."-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"

"Taubes is a relentless researcher...Brilliant and enlightening."-- "Washington Post"

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