Book Update

Hello, folks.  My book, The Hungry Brain: Outsmarting the Instincts that Make Us Overeat is due to be released on February 7, and I’m very excited about it.  It’s substantially different from any other book on overeating and weight management, and I believe it will inject much-needed information into the public discourse on obesity.  Given that the brain governs all behavior including eating, it’s remarkable that no other general-audience book has looked broadly at its role in overeating and body weight (to my knowledge).  The Hungry Brain is based on thirty-six expert interviews, hundreds of scientific papers, and my own scientific expertise.  My goal is to give you the best that neuroscience, obesity research, and my noggin have to offer.

The Hungry Brain has received outstanding reviews from The New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, and many knowledgeable individuals.  You can read excerpts on my book page.

I’ll be doing a book reading and signing at The Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle on February 8 at 7:00 pm.  Come hear me read a bit from the book, expand on one of the topics in it, and take questions.

Behind the scenes, my publicist and I are cooking up a few strategies to help get the word out.  In the coming weeks, I’ll be appearing in a number of interviews.  I may do a Reddit AMA.  If you think my work is valuable, please spread the word!


17 Responses to Book Update

    • Hi Jay,

      Sorry to hear that. I don’t know why but I’ve contacted my publisher to find out. Someone else mentioned the same thing on Twitter. Hopefully ordering will go more smoothly from now on.

  1. Received The Hungry Brain on my Kindle this morning and noticed that the table of contents is at the end of the book instead of near the front. Is this a mistake on the electronic version or is it the correct format?

  2. Wasn`t it onced supposed to be an interview book with interviews of 20, or so, prominent researchers in the food/obesitiy/brain field?

  3. Note: The UK publication date appears to be 6th April, according to the UK iBooks store and

    Not sure I can wait that long! 😉

  4. Stephan Very Well done and Many Congratulations 🙂 🙂 🙂

    It is indeed not available in the UK in print until April.

    Again Congratulations.

  5. I just picked up and read your book at the library. I found the material to be very interesting if not a bit wonky. It is clearly well researched and gives common-sense advice to weight management. Congratulations on a worthy endeavor.

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