Rob Grant (of the Rob Grant and Doug Naylor (or their collaborative name, Grant Naylor) of the Red Dwarf series) - I saw his name on the cover, and I just had to read the book. It was called "Fat", and I honestly didn't know what to expect: a book on computers? a diet manual? SF? humour?
I've read it, loved it.
Still don't qote know how to describe it.
It's a novel.
Full of wise observations.
The hyperboles will make you smile.
Some characters will make you cry.
It's both contemporary and speculative fiction.
The theme is our society's obsession with body image.
Enough to make you pick it up?
I hope so.