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Presto! - How I Made over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales-logo

Presto! - How I Made over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales

Penn Jillette

An unconventional weight loss tale from an unconventional personality—Penn Jillette tells how he lost 100 pounds with his trademark outrageous sense of humor and biting social commentary that makes this success story anything but ordinary. Legendary magician Penn Jillette was approaching his sixtieth birthday. Topping 330 pounds and saddled with a systolic blood pressure reading over 200, he knew he was at a dangerous crossroads: if he wanted to see his small children grow up, he needed to change. And then came Crazy Ray. A former NASA scientist and an unconventional, passionate innovator, Ray Cronise saved Penn Jillette’s life with his wild “potato diet.” In Presto, Jillette takes us along on his journey from skepticism to the inspiring, life-changing momentum that transformed the magician’s body and mind. He describes the process in hilarious detail, as he performs his Las Vegas show, takes meetings with Hollywood executives, hangs out with his celebrity friends and fellow eccentric performers, all while remaining a dedicated husband and father. Throughout, he weaves in his views on sex, religion, and pop culture, making his story a refreshing, genre-busting account. Outspoken, frank, and bitingly clever, Presto is an incisive, rollicking read.

An unconventional weight loss tale from an unconventional personality—Penn Jillette tells how he lost 100 pounds with his trademark outrageous sense of humor and biting social commentary that makes this success story anything but ordinary. Legendary magician Penn Jillette was approaching his sixtieth birthday. Topping 330 pounds and saddled with a systolic blood pressure reading over 200, he knew he was at a dangerous crossroads: if he wanted to see his small children grow up, he needed to change. And then came Crazy Ray. A former NASA scientist and an unconventional, passionate innovator, Ray Cronise saved Penn Jillette’s life with his wild “potato diet.” In Presto, Jillette takes us along on his journey from skepticism to the inspiring, life-changing momentum that transformed the magician’s body and mind. He describes the process in hilarious detail, as he performs his Las Vegas show, takes meetings with Hollywood executives, hangs out with his celebrity friends and fellow eccentric performers, all while remaining a dedicated husband and father. Throughout, he weaves in his views on sex, religion, and pop culture, making his story a refreshing, genre-busting account. Outspoken, frank, and bitingly clever, Presto is an incisive, rollicking read.
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An unconventional weight loss tale from an unconventional personality—Penn Jillette tells how he lost 100 pounds with his trademark outrageous sense of humor and biting social commentary that makes this success story anything but ordinary. Legendary magician Penn Jillette was approaching his sixtieth birthday. Topping 330 pounds and saddled with a systolic blood pressure reading over 200, he knew he was at a dangerous crossroads: if he wanted to see his small children grow up, he needed to change. And then came Crazy Ray. A former NASA scientist and an unconventional, passionate innovator, Ray Cronise saved Penn Jillette’s life with his wild “potato diet.” In Presto, Jillette takes us along on his journey from skepticism to the inspiring, life-changing momentum that transformed the magician’s body and mind. He describes the process in hilarious detail, as he performs his Las Vegas show, takes meetings with Hollywood executives, hangs out with his celebrity friends and fellow eccentric performers, all while remaining a dedicated husband and father. Throughout, he weaves in his views on sex, religion, and pop culture, making his story a refreshing, genre-busting account. Outspoken, frank, and bitingly clever, Presto is an incisive, rollicking read.

Language:

English

Length:

9h 34m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

39:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

27:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:20


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

30:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

38:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:24


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:53


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:51


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:42


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:20


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

26:20


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:41


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

12:41


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

16:08


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

14:43


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:35


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:16


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:29


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:46


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:59


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:49


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:34


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:49


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:56


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

11:37


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:21