Weight Loss for the thinking man
Sayonara, Mr. Fatty!
By Toshio Okada
Translated by Mizuho Toyoshima
Memoir / Health
Paperback, 192 pages, 5.5 x 7.5 inches
U.S.$14.95 / CAN$17.50
In this uplifting memoir, famous Japanese pop culture “King of the Geeks” Toshio Okada tells of the diet and lifestyle changes he made in his fight against obesity, and how his public perception dramatically improved as a result of his healthier appearance.
Okada lost 110lbs in one year, without the use of funky dieting techniques or exercises, using nothing but a notepad. He recognized that a diet is doomed to fail if it’s unsustainable, and a person cannot continue something they do not enjoy. Examining various diets and exercise regimes—even considering surgery—he concluded that a recording diet would be the most effective method. By succeeding in the recording diet, a person will learn a means of self-control that can be applied to other aspects of life, such as budgeting. Toshio Okada’s diet reflects the six stages of space flight, each stage a little bit closer to the final goal of health and self confidence!
“The diet book of the Obama era… A valuable illustration of otaku-problem solving. The process of building these arguments is a fascinating exercise in otaku-think, erected with risk/reward, cost/benefit analyses.”
—Scott Green, Ain’t It Cool News
“If you’re at all interested in losing weight, or controlling any part of your life, Sayonara, Mr. Fatty is indispensable. The book is warm and inviting, and treats you with reassurances and life stories from a man who is just like the rest of us.”
—Brad Rice, Japanator
“The real results, when achieved, are so worth it. In his last chapter, Okada describes it as landing on the moon. When you lose a lot of weight, everything about you changes… If you can achieve this landing on the moon sensation using his methods, this book will be the best fifteen bucks you’ve ever spent.”
—Chris Beveridge, Mania.com
Toshio Okada is an expert on otaku ("“geek"”) culture in Japan. Calling himself “OtaKing”—short for “King of Otaku”—he’s published more than 10 books, with such titles as Introduction to Otaku-ology and International Otaku University.
He is a co-founder and former CEO of influential animation studio GAINAX, which was responsible for the highly popular and award-winning series Neon Genesis Evangelion. He frequently appears on talk shows and is quoted in magazines. Okada has lectured on pop culture in universities and colleges around the world, including The University of Tokyo in 2002 and MIT in 2003.