Diarist of the bestselling CONFESSIONS OF A REFORMED DIETER, author of children s book BLUBBERGUTS and mother to Kai, 5, AJ lives in Sydney. She runs her own weight loss support group. The Healthy Body Club (www.healthybodyclub.com.au) and speaks at many events, festivals and seminars on achieving your goals. She also performs corporate comedy, sings jazz and writes poetry.
Substituting the phrase "alfalfa zone" for the word "diet," Rochester shares her sense of humor and lifelong struggle with dieting by detailing her highs and lows and presenting tips, low-fat recipes, and reasons for losing weight. An Australian citizen, writer, comedian, singer, and single mother, the author offers one overriding message: the key to diet success is slow and steady weight loss combined with acceptance of a lifestyle based upon exercise and low-calorie, low-fat foods with reasonable portion sizes. Although British English abounds, Rochester's humorous delivery puts the listener at ease with her slight accent. Although professionally produced, the review copy had several bad spots resulting in echoing and skipping of small sections of two discs. Entertaining as autobiography, this self-help title also is informational and practical. Purchase where needed.-Laurie Selwyn, Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.