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A Book on Overeating, Just in Time for the Holidays!

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Foodies, rejoice! There's another book about food that has nothing to do with dieting or food deprivation (no offense, Skinny Bitch).

Clinical psychologist and author Leslie Landis would rather have you laughing at calories than counting them. Landis will sign her book The Art of Overeating at 7 p.m. this Friday, December 18 at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Dr. in Tempe.

If you're anything like us, in another week and a half you'll be buried up to your bugged-out eyeballs in baked ham, candied yams, sugar cookies, gingerbread and all manner of Jell-O desserts. Presents will be bought to excess. Tummies will be filled to overflowing. And the guilt that follows will be equally extreme.

Landis' book is the antidote for that guilt. "The best way to eat healthy is to eat in large quantities," she writes. "How else can you be sure you're getting all the vitamins and minerals you need?" So true, Leslie, so true. 

Pick up a copy of the book for $9.95 at Changing Hands, or bring your own, and Landis will sign it. The author and self-proclaimed "best maker of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches" will also discuss her no-diet philosophy, which would encourage you to have a tablespoon or two of chocolate frosting, for example -- but maybe not the whole can.  

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