I'll say this was an "okay" book. I think the title is a little mis-leading, but the ideas behind it are pretty sound. We are all truly a product of our upbringing. I grew up in "The South" and in The South things really do revolve around food. Every celebration, every holiday, heck, if you kill an extra deer, it's cause for a feast. For me, the biggest impact of reading this has been to look at what kind of signals I send to my own children about food and eating. It does make you look at the underlying issues behind food and I took a lot away from that side of it. The affirmations and exercises, I thought, were a little too hocus-pocus-y for me but I do understand the sentiment behind them.
This book was timely as I've recently begun a "better than" approach to food myself - and I've started walking again. It actually felt really good last week to have to park a few blocks away from a client's office and not to have huff and puff the whole time. Anyway, a good book if you are in the right place, I think, for me, I'm pretty near that "right place" right now... :-)