Press coverage and acclaim for The Big Fat Surprise

**An International Bestseller**

**THE WALL STREET JOURNAL — a BEST BOOK OF 2014**

**THE ECONOMIST — a BEST BOOK OF 2014**

**MOTHER JONES — a BEST FOOD BOOK OF 2014**

**KIRKUS REVIEWS — a BEST NON-FICTION BOOK OF 2014**

**LIBRARY JOURNAL— a BEST NON-FICTION BOOK OF 2014**

**FORBES.COM — MOST MEMORABLE HEALTHCARE BOOK OF 2014**

**FINALIST—INVESTIGATIVE REPORTERS AND EDITORS AWARD, 2014**

This book should be read by every nutritional science professional…All scientists should read it as an example of how limited science can become federal policy….well-research and clearly written….Teicholz compiled a historical treatise on how scientific belief (vs. evidence), nongovernment organizations, food manufacturers, government agencies, and moneyed interests promised more than they could deliver and, in the process, quite possibly contributed to the current world-wide obesity epidemic.

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

“[Teicholz] has a gift for translating complex data into an engaging forensic narrative . . . [The Big Fat Surprise] is a lacerating indictment of Big Public Health . . . More than a book about food and health or even hubris; it is a tragedy for our information age. From the very beginning, we had the statistical means to understand why things did not add up; we had a boatload of Cassandras, a chorus of warnings; but they were ignored, castigated, suppressed. We had our big fat villain, and we still do.”   —The Wall Street Journal

“Ms. Teicholz’s book is a gripping read for anyone who had ever tried to eat healthily . . . This is not an obvious page turner. But it is . . . The vilification of fat, argues Ms. Teicholz, does not stand up to closer examination. She pokes holes in famous pieces of research—the Framingham heart study, the Seven Countries Study, the Los Angeles Veterans Trial, to name a few—describing methodological problems or overlooked results, until the foundations of this nutritional advice look increasingly shaky.”

The Economist

“Teicholz may be the Rachel Carson of the nutrition movement . . .”

Leah Binder, Forbes

“Impressive . . . This book shook me. . . . Teicholz has done a remarkable job in analysing [the] weak science, strong personalities, vested interests, and political expediency.”

British Medical Journal (by its former editor)

“A wonderful book [that] takes on everything we think we know about nutrition and examines it.”

Ruth Reichl, former editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine

“It’s so important for everyone to read this book.”

Alice Waters

“This is the most provocative and assumption-shredding food book I’ve read in years . . . All in all, a must read.”

Mother Jones

“Teicholz’s book shows that not only are foods rich in saturated fat not harmful to our hearts, but they actually are good for us . . . Read Teicholz’s excellent book and tell me you aren’t convinced she’s right.”

Chicago Sun-Times

The Big Fat Surprise should become mandatory reading in every science class . . . Teicholz describes the human story of how bad science became federal policy, especially concerning the question of heart disease.”

The Star Tribune

“This is a striking study . . . which may well change the way you eat. I, for one, won’t ever hesitate to order a steak again.”

Financial Times

“A remarkable new book . . . a fascinating, detailed, and highly readable investigative history of how some of America’s most trusted scientific institutions went off the rails.”

Washington Monthly

“Solid, well-reported science . . . Like a bloodhound, Teicholz tracks the process by which a hypothesis morphs into truth without the benefit of supporting data.”

Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“This fascinating book raises important issues as Americans battle obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease . . . Thought provoking and well worth purchasing.”

Library Journal (starred review)

“Nina Teicholz reveals the disturbing underpinnings of the profoundly misguided dietary recommendations that have permeated modern society, culminating in our overall health decline. But The Big Fat Surprise is refreshingly empowering. This wonderfully researched text provides the reader with total validation for welcoming healthful fats back to the table, paving the way for weight loss, health and longevity.”

David Perlmutter, M.D., author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain

“A page-turner story of science gone wrong: what Gary Taubes did in Good Calories, Bad Calories for debunking the connection between fat consumption and obesity, Nina Teicholz now does in Big Fat Surprise for the purported connection between fat and heart disease. Misstep by misstep, blunder by blunder, Ms. Teicholz recounts the statistical cherry-picking, political finagling, and pseudoscientific bullying that brought us to yet another of the biggest mistakes in health and nutrition, the low-fat and low-saturated fat myth for heart health. ”

William Davis, M.D., author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Wheat Belly

“This meticulously researched book thoroughly dismantles the current dietary dogma that fat–particularly saturated fat–is bad for us. Teicholz brings to life the key personalities in the field and uncovers how nutritional science has gotten it so wrong. There aren’t enough superlatives to describe this journalistic tour de force. I read it twice: once for the information and again just for the writing.”

Michael R. Eades, M.D., author of the New York Times bestseller Protein Power