I had the chance to read an advance copy of Six Weeks to OMG: Get Skinnier Than All Your Friends by Venice A. Fulton. I was very intrigued by this book, not because I need to lose a great deal of weight, but because of some of the claims that were made in the press release, especially those counter to what most of us hear - that skipping breakfast can be healthy, and that small, frequent meals actually hurt our chances at weight loss.
The book was a very easy read, very fast to get through. It doesn't look as polished as some books, but that doesn't really bother me. The author takes a tell-it-like-it-is, bold tone with his claims, which he backs up with a lot of logic. In some cases, I think the book takes too simplified of an approach, almost condescending in a few sections, but that does make it easy to get through as well. The research he used is all available and he provides the PubMed IDs so readers can look them up if they want.
I can't really say whether the book works or not - I haven't had it for six weeks, and I don't know that I'm going to try to incorporate everything the book suggests. I do appreciate that he stresses you need to talk to a doctor before beginning weight-loss/exercise regimens. There are some suggestions he provides that I definitely won't do, others that I already do, and others that I probably should be doing anyway.
If you want to jump on the bandwagon and see what this new book is all about, it's not going to be a bad read. I just encourage you to do your own research as well - as you should with any health-related book.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the book to facilitate this review.