Sunday, June 24, 2012

Till We Eat Again by Judy Gruen

Judy Gruen's new book, Till We Eat Again: A Second Helping, is a humorous journey of her efforts to lose 15 pounds in time for the reunion of her college housemates. From the benign to the bizarre, Gruen tries one diet and exercise program after another in her quest to find the plan that works best for her---and allows chocolate. Boot camp, belly dancing, Bikram yoga, Pilates, spinning, and a vast array of  in-home exercise equipment, Judy tries them all and more! The self-proclaimed experts who give conflicting advice, result in some of the diet plans that cause her family to regard meals with suspicion, and lead to an outright rebellion by Judy in one hilarious instance. Even a trip to the shoe store is a far from simple task as she is offered a dizzying array of choices.

Download a sample chapter here.

If you are looking for a light-hearted read that is both entertaining and informative, this is a great book. I had never heard of some of the diet or exercise programs she attempted...and I know to avoid a few of them now. You will certainly cheer Judy on as she struggles to rid herself of that extra weight, and may get motivated to start taking better care of yourself, too. A good sense of humor can go a long way in the effort to weigh less, and Judy helps you to see the funny side while you are on your own sojourn.

 Judy Gruen is a humor writer and editor who lives in Los Angeles. She is also a wife and mother of four great kids. Check out her Off My Noodle columns on both her web site,, as well as, and also a whole slew of other humor pieces on

** "Till We Eat Again: A Second Helping" is a revised and even funnier version of the original, award-winning "Till We Eat Again" book from 2003.

 I received an ARC courtesy of the publisher & NetGalley. I was not required to give a good review, and all opinions are my own.

1 comment:

Judy Gruen said...

Cindy, I thank you for your generous review of my new book! I appreciate the time you took to read and review it. I'm thrilled that more and more readers are discovering that laughter is one of the best ways to burn calories!