40 Pounds in 12 Weeks: A Love Story

1hr. 10min.


With Michelle Obama and Sarah Palin occupying opposite camps in the War on Obesity, countless celebrities extolling the rewards of Jenny Craig, and The Biggest Loser a runaway sensation on reality TV, Pidge Meade changes the game of "thin at any cost" to become the biggest winner in her enlightening one-woman show 40 Pounds in 12 Weeks: A Love Story. Developed with and directed by Charlie Varon, Meade takes audiences on a heart-pounding, hairraising, society-skewering, weight-loss rollercoaster ride, spinning between ten different characters, while tenderly and hilariously shining a spotlight on the merry-go-round of yo-yo dieting. In 40 Pounds, Meade tells her own story, but also brings to urgent life the entire modern weight-loss carnival of juice fasters and mindful masticators, cookies and calorie counts. Blending memoir and satire, Meade mesmerizes with a riveting tale that refuses pat answers to the hard questions about how and why we eat our hearts out.

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