Sometimes it seems like there will be no end to the procession of trendy diets - Atkins, GI, being French, being Japanese, going to the South Beach, Detox, F-plan and F2 - but here we have it...the Holy Grail of diets, the diet that is guaranteed to work. Like those other diet books, this one has scientific charts and diagrams, action plans, statistics and even the odd recipe. But unlike other diet writers, Dr. C Harlatan - with a little help from his French prostitute friend - offers a diet you'll stick with (and be stick-thin with) until your dying day. Since the diet can involve becoming a speed freak, prostitute or anorexic, your dying day may arrive sooner than you anticipated. But to look on the bright side, dammit, you'll be thin. And that's all that matters! Isn't it? This book, an uncompromising satire on our diet-obsessed society, illustrates that there are many different ways, apart from becoming French, to lose weight. Not all of them are a good idea.