Lie There and Lose Weight by John J. Ordover

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“Charming, intelligent, personal–and you might pick up a few pointers in the read. I like best that it’s John Ordover's story, no one else’s, and no lectures!  In a world of endless weight loss books, it’s nice to find one that speaks one person’s truth, and perhaps there may be some truth in it for me–and you too.”
–C.C.H. Pounder, Actress

“With elegant grace and a touch of humor, John Ordover takes us through his fight to lose 100 pounds. The portrait of his struggle and celebration of his success will motivate anyone looking to shed pounds. Let this book be your guide on how you, too, can lie there and lose weight.”
Thomas A. McKean, author of
Soon Will Come the Light: A View From Inside the Autism Puzzle

IN THE FIGHT TO LOSE WEIGHT,
EXERCISE IS THE ENEMY...

…or so John Ordover discovered as he set out to lose one hundred pounds and recover his health. In this insightful, endearing and surprisingly funny look at weight-loss, Ordover takes us inside his struggle to stick with his diet, lays out the constantly changing strategies that kept him on target, and details how he coped when working out made everything that much harder.

Ordover’s week-by-week notes on his struggle, combined with his clever commentary and good-hearted grouching show how a sense of humor, focus and old-fashioned stubbornness kept him going week after week, month after month.

Delightful and inspiring, in Lie There and Lose Weight: How I Lost 100 Pounds By Doing Next to Nothing, Ordover explains how he avoided the traps and temptations that threatened to knock him off track, and details how he lost over one hundred pounds while hating every minute of it.

“Losing weight is hard for everyone, but few can write about it with as much warmth, humor and honesty as John Ordover does in this remarkable book. He takes us along as he loses more than a hundred pounds, relating every step of his journey with refreshing candor and insight. His experience should serve as an inspiration to anyone looking to lose weight and keep it off.”
David K. Randall, New York Times bestselling author of
Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep
About the Author

John J. Ordover is a noted editor, writer and troublemaker well-known for his work on the Star Trek novel line, for autism advocacy, and for viral muckraking. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his beautiful wife, special needs education advocate and political activist Carol Greenburg, and his handsome and athletic son Arren.

Ordover has written television episodes and commercials, comic books and short stories, and developed new marketing concepts while advising political campaigns and running fundraisers. Most days he can be found on Facebook, on twitter as @quotableordover and answering reader questions on liethereloseweight.com.
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Book Excerpt
John J. Ordover
      On October 13th, 2015, I set myself the goal of losing 100 pounds and keeping it off. This was after years of going up or down 50, 60, 70 pounds and reaching my highest weight at 305.6 pounds. It took me a year to lose those pounds, and it was tough going every single day of that year. It is tough now keeping it off.

    Losing weight, no matter what any book, magazine article, or television commercial says is an incredibly difficult thing. Along the way I learned a few tricks and figured out others that helped me take the edge off, which I’ll share here, but there is nothing I know of that can make losing weight easy or fun. I’m sharing what I thought and felt as I lost weight in the hope that it will be of some help to others trying to do the same thing.
 
         I documented my struggle starting on October 13th, 2015, on the Facebook Social Network Service. The support and advice I got from my Facebook friends was instrumental in my being able to get through this challenge and right on through to today. Male or female, there is so much shame connected to being fat in our society. Going public with my weight struggle was hard but it helped immensely.
  
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INSPIRATIONS with CT Jermin, Video

Interview on The John and Heidi Show
Moronta Media, Radio
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Interview on Nerd Nation, Radio
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Website for EPK: www.liethereloseweight.com
Contact: Eleanor Lang, Vice President of Communications, 917-553-6658, Eleanorlang@wilderpub.com

Publisher: Wilder Publications  
Title: Lie There and Lose Weight: How I Lost 100 Pounds by Doing Next to Nothing.
Hard Cover ISBN 13: 978-1-5154-1933-4
Trade Paper ISBN 13: 978-1-5154-1934-1
Print Run: HC 100,000 TBP 250,000
Categories: Health, Diet, Weight-loss, Self-Help, Memoir.
Publication Date: April 2018
Release Date: March 25th, 2018
National Media Appearances/National Author Tour


LIE THERE AND LOSE WEIGHT
How I Lost 100 Pounds By Doing Next to Nothing
John J. Ordover

  In the Fight to Lose Weight, Exercise is the Enemy…

   …or so John Ordover discovered as he set out to lose one hundred pounds and recover his health. In this insightful, endearing and surprisingly funny look at weight-loss, Ordover takes us inside his struggle to stick with his diet, lays out the constantly changing strategies that kept him on target, and details how he coped when working out made everything that much harder.

   Ordover’s week-by-week notes on his struggle, combined with his clever commentary and good-hearted grouching show how a sense of humor, focus and old-fashioned stubbornness kept him going week after week, month after month.   Delightful and inspiring, in Lie There and Lose Weight: How I Lost 100 Pounds By Doing Next to Nothing, Ordover explains how he avoided the traps and temptations that threatened to knock him off track, and details how he lost over one hundred pounds while hating every minute of doing it.

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