A fat child in Brooklyn, Bernice Weston had tried every diet in the book. Only after her marriage to an overweight Englishman did she discover the secret of staying slim with Weight Watchers in the States and set about introducing it to Britain. After initial resistance, it caught on like wildfire. Through anecdote, case history and her own experience Bernice Weston tells us why. Its success had a price, however - her marriage. Her battles to keep the business and the children ultimately gave her a nervous breakdown. Recovering from the experience made her realise the true value of diet and exercise and a new business began - Wise Weighs. Drawing on a lifetime's experience in dieting and health, Bernice Weston shares her wisdom and her personal story in a book which is often amusing, sometimes painful, but always positive.