"The only certainties in life are 'time' and 'change'. The question we must continually ask ourselves: Is now the time to change?"

- Doug Pedersen

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This self-improvement book–disguised as a memoir–is at once funny, poignant, and generous. Providing intimate insights into being a “super fat kid,” and insecure teenager, and an over-aggressive, angry, and ironically arrogant Marine who was full of self-pity, Doug shares the negative emotional drivers and responses that drove him through a "binge eating life" before finding physical health, emotional balance, and spiritual wholeness.

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