Presto: How I made over 100 pounds disappear and other magical tales

Penn Jillette


An unconventional weight loss tale from an unconventional personality—Penn Jillette tells how he lost 100 pounds with his trademark outrageous sense of humor and biting social commentary that makes this success story anything but ordinary.

My opinion

This book is meant mostly for entertainment and maybe some inspiration. I would not use it as a direct guide for your diet, but I think it has a interesting views on food culture and how what we eat is mostly habit. Main reason to read this is that anything Penn Jillette writes is always going to be fun and inspiring. For myself, it inspired me to cook more vegan food.

For who?

People who like Penn’s sense of humor and are interested about our relationship with our food.