• Obsessed

  • America's Food Addiction - and My Own
  • By: Mika Brzezinski
  • Narrated by: Mika Brzezinski
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-07-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.9 (73 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 Obsessed, 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 best-seller 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 audiobook will nurture a conversation with families and friends, in schools and kitchens, to help us all find the answers to a healthier America.
©2013 Mika Brzezinski (P)2013 Random House Audio
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Customer Reviews

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2 out of 5 stars
By Jackie on 05-08-13


I am a fan of Morning Joe and was looking forward to this book. I have a strong interest in the obesity epidemic. This was a "fluff" book on the topic. I would recommend the book "Fat Chance" if you are interested in a science based look at obesity.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Timothy on 08-09-13

A Waste of Time for Anyone Who Knows Anything

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I found Mika's voice grating and the information superficial. Her condescending tone didn't help. I wondered why her co-author didn't read her sections herself? Try as she might, Mika just isn't sympathetic, something that would've helped this book a lot.

Would you ever listen to anything by Mika Brzezinski again?


Would you be willing to try another one of Mika Brzezinski’s performances?


You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

There is basic info for anyone who is pretty ignorant about the subject of eating and eating disorders.

Any additional comments?

This book felt rushed and hurried and peppered with Mika's "celebrity" friends, acting as experts, at the expense of in-depth information from people other than Mika's therapist or Nora Ephron (may she rest in peace).

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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