Health | Wellness,
Mika Brzezinski is at war against obesity. She believes the fearsome subjects of food, diet and body image are “radioactive” in America, and getting worse. On Morning Joe, she is often so adamant about improving America’s eating habits that some people have dubbed her “the food Nazi.” What they don’t know is that Mika wages a personal fight against food every day, and in Food Fight, she describes her history of food obsession, distorted body image and her struggle to be thin. She believes it is time we stop blaming and shaming ourselves and look at the real culprits—the food we eat and our addiction to it.
Remember the days when people whispered about cancer and called it “the Big C”? Mika Brzezinski believes we need to stop whispering about weight and use the F word: fat. We need to establish a dialogue on how our country became overweight and how we can turn the corner and step firmly onto the path of health. She starts with the example of her very close friend Diane, whose goal is to drop 70 pounds. As in her bestseller Knowing Your Value, each chapter offers insights from notable people in medicine, health, business, the arts, and politics, interviews with, among others, White House chef Sam Kass, the late Nora Ephron, Gayle King, and Governor Chris Christie about what they have discovered about food and diet and what works for them. Mika’s new book will nurture a conversation with families and friends, in schools and kitchens, to help us all find the answers to a healthier America.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI is cohost of Morning Joe, an MSNBC anchor, and the author of the New York Times bestsellers All Things At Once and Knowing Your Value. She is the mother of two daughters, Emilie and Carlie, and is married to investigative journalist Jim Hoffer.
DIANE SMITH is an Emmy award winning TV journalist, radio talk show host and author. The Globe Pequot Press has published six books based on Diane’s “Positively Connecticut” TV series. Diane has been honored with the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Culture and Tourism for her outstanding lifetime achievements and contributions to the arts and tourism in Connecticut. In October 2012 Diane was honored by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame Tickets are $5.00 and may be used towards the purchase of the book.