I cannot say enough good things about this book.
Shauna’s story of her weight loss journey to healthy living strikes a careful balance between raw emotion and comedy gold. I was instantly drawn to the warmth and honesty of Shauna’s writing, and found myself cheering her on from chapter to chapter, wishing I could step into the book and give her a giant hug as she made progress and faced setbacks.
I read the book from cover to cover in a matter of days, and then re-read it again at a more leisurely pace, savoring my favourite bits. My particular favourite parts revolved around Shauna’s arrival into Edinburgh and also her return visit to Canberra, probably because I lived in Edinburgh for 5 years (a fellow graduate of Edinburgh University’s EE department, like Shauna’s husband Dr. G – just an MEng though, not the grand PhD!), and my husband was born and bred in fine Canberra town, which is where Shauna was living and working before she moved to Scotland.
The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl was a fun, inspirational read with a serious side. Shauna spins a great yarn, and it was such a pleasure to read her story in full. I know Shauna has reached her original Dietgirl goals, and that make me happy, but I’d rather like to see some sort of sequel! Dietgirl Takes Manhattan, or something! Onwards and upwards Dietgirl! You’re a true hero.