When A.J. Rochester is singled out as the ideal candidate for a television show on obesity, she is at first appalled and then resolved. Enough is enough. She vows to lose forty kilos ? not because she yearns to become a pretzel, but so she can keep up with her little boy and turn her life around at last. A funny, insightful and inspiring account of a woman who lost forty kilos without losing her sense of humour ? and discovered a whole new life.