Fat chance

photo(4)If anyone has not yet heard, crash diets are generally regarded as none too clever.

Yet go in Waterstones in Broad Street and at the front of the shop you can find this useful tomb inviting you to lose two pounds by tomorrow.

In an age where everything is subject to what is or isn’t ‘correct’ it’s odd that under the radar of the thought police anyone of any age is invited to buy this rubbish.

If you’re of the mindset that porn should be banned from newsagents, then you have to ask why a national bookseller thinks this is ok and even on special offer.

Doubtless people will buy it. Doubtless too that it won’t work for them. If it works for the author, that’s even more disturbing.

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About Alan Bunce

Freelance journalist Former Community Editor with the Reading Post. Former Business Editor with the Reading Chronicle.
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