To Hell with the Diet

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A compendium of quirky quotes for food lovers, from the absurdity of dieting to the joy of chocolate

"Don't ever forget: 75% of the word ‘diet’ is ‘die’."  —Ruth Bryant

"Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake."  —Jo Brand

"Life is too short to stuff a mushroom."  —Shirley Conran

"The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it."  —Oscar Wilde

In chapters entitled "The Hell of Healthy Food," "Why You Shouldn’t Diet," "The Lighthearted Side of Weight," "Daft Diets," and "Food Philosophy," this hilarious compendium of witticisms on the greatness of grub ranges from thought-provoking reflections to laugh-out-loud observations. Handy and pocket-sized, this book is a must have for all those food fanatics and gorging gourmets wanting some food for thought.


Aubrey Malone went from a teaching career to freelance journalism, writing mainly for the Evening Press, Insight and Image magazine as well as contributing to dozens of other Irish newspapers and magazines. He is the author of more than 50 books.