June 12, 2009
The End of Overeating: Review and Giveaway
Sometimes people fail to realize that we have two bloggers at Cranky Fitness: Crabby McSlacker and Merry Sunshine.
(Crabby is the Crabby one, and Merry is the Nice one.)
Of course, some of the confusion comes from the fact that our byline gets dropped on some feed readers and email subscriptions and there's no way to figure out who wrote the post.
Note to self: FIX THAT SOMEDAY!
And other times, folks have noticed a similarity in our styles and come to suspect that we are actually the same person writing under two different names.
Well, in case you had any doubts, here is proof we are two different bloggers entirely:
If Crabby and Merry were the same person, "Crabby" would not have undertaken to write a book review post the day after "Merry" wrote a thoughtful, entertaining, and informative book review post! She would have given you a cat video instead, or she would have, as "Merry," written a lamer, lazier post so the contrast wasn't so obvious.
But, alas, Crabby is a whole different person from Merry, and did not think to check with Merry before scheduling this review and giveaway. So somehow, Crabby has to entice you to read her book-related post, even though we just ran one yesterday on a different book.
Hmm... How to do this?
By taking the low road, that's how!
So here are 5 good reasons why you should follow Crabby over to the product review page to find out more about "The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite."
1. The End of Overeating is near the top of the New York Time Best Seller List and everyone else is reading it so you might want to at least find out what it's about!
2. You might want to learn all about "orosensory self-stimulation" and the "hedonic hotspot," even though the first term is not actually as dirty as it sounds and the second is not the name of a trendy new nightclub in L.A. where you can spot celebrities.
3. The book has some fascinating accounts about what the food industry does to make you willing to sell your grandmother for another bite of their strangely compelling concoctions.
4. You can WIN A COPY of the book by leaving a comment!
5. And, in a completely pathetic bid to compete with Merry's scholarly analysis, I've included a whole new photo of the nearly naked Italian Men's soccer team. Which I won't even pretend has anything to do with the subject at hand.
So c'mon, everyone, come join me over at the Cranky Fitness Product Page and learn more about The End of Overeating!
UPDATE: Sorry, I didn't make it very clear that you need to go to the Product Page link to enter the contest! I'll include the first 10 comments here in the drawing too, but from now on, please go comment there if you want to win the book. But if you just have an observation, this post is good too! (It has to do with advertising guidelines--we can't do product giveaways on the main page). Sorry for the confusion!