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The Resource This is big : how the founder of Weight Watchers changed the world (and me), Marisa Meltzer

This is big : how the founder of Weight Watchers changed the world (and me), Marisa Meltzer

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This is big : how the founder of Weight Watchers changed the world (and me)
Title
This is big
Title remainder
how the founder of Weight Watchers changed the world (and me)
Statement of responsibility
Marisa Meltzer
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Marisa Meltzer was put on her first diet aged five: the beginning of a fraught relationship with food. Jean Nidetch was a housewife from Queens who defiantly lost 70 pounds after she was mistaken as pregnant. Taking everything she learned from this experience, in 1963 she founded Weight Watchers, a company that has shaped decades of diet culture. When Marisa reads Jean's obituary, she feels a moment of intense connection. Curious about the woman and her legacy, she signs up for a year of Weight Watchers; counting points, weighing in and listening to her fellow members struggle with their bodies. "This is Big" is a biography of an idiosyncratic entrepreneur whose impact is still felt strongly today. It is also a history of dieting and body politics for anyone who has agonised over their weight or defiantly tried not to do so. And it is Marisa's funny and thoughtful journey towards a different way to live in the world
Biography type
contains biographical information
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1977-
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Meltzer, Marisa
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Nidetch, Jean
  • Meltzer, Marisa
  • Meltzer, Marisa
  • Weight Watchers International
  • Businesswomen
  • Overweight persons
Target audience
adult
Label
This is big : how the founder of Weight Watchers changed the world (and me), Marisa Meltzer
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251453385
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 290 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781784742409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
This is big : how the founder of Weight Watchers changed the world (and me), Marisa Meltzer
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251453385
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 290 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781784742409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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