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Gary Taubes
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Gary Taubes is a contributing correspondent for Science magazine. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, and The Best of the Best American Science Writing (2010). He has received three Science in Society Journalism Awards from the National Association of Science Writers, the only print journalist so recognized. He is currently a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator in Health Policy Research at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health. He lives in Oakland.

Gary Taubes is represented by Random House Speakers Bureau (www.rhspeakers.com)

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Good Calories, Bad Calories

Written by Gary Taubes


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 25, 2007
Price: $12.99

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Good Calories, Bad Calories
Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health
Written by Gary Taubes


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 23, 2008
Price: $17.00

For decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more. Yet despite this advice, we have seen unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Taubes argues that the problem lies in refined carbohydrates, like... Read more >
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Why We Get Fat
And What to Do About It
Written by Gary Taubes


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 27, 2011
Price: $15.95

Building upon his critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Gary Taubes revisits the urgent question of what’s making us fat—and how we can change.

He reveals the bad nutritional science of the last century—none more damaging or misguided than the “calories-in, calories-out” model of... Read more >

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Why We Get Fat
And What to Do About It
Written by Gary Taubes


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: December 28, 2010
Price: $26.00

In his New York Times best seller, Good Calories, Bad Calories, Taubes argued that our diet’s overemphasis on certain kinds of carbohydrates—not fats and not simply excess calories—has led directly to the obesity epidemic we face today. The result of thorough research, keen insight, and unassailable common sense, Good Calories, Bad... Read more >

Why We Get Fat
And What to Do About It
Written by Gary Taubes


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 28, 2010
Price: $11.99

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