If you are reading this book as another "diet" book, then don't. If you want to read it for a fun story and what happened when an "uptight" women is adopted by a dog then do. Don't get me wrong, the principles in the book are the same you have heard many times - eat less and exercise. The author found out all of these things by adopting a dog and the challenges you have with a puppy (and I know, we've have 2!)
All in all, it was a good book for the story but when she talked about basically not eating the first few weeks, I had to shake my head because that is not healthy at all. Plus why was she always giving in to the dog?