The Press: Diets for Men

Who rates the space on "front page" these days?

The slim, sweet thing of those laced-in stays? . . .

A Truman letter, the state of the nation Must wait to hear Fat Elmer's ration.

So rhapsodized a Kansas City Star reader about the most popular feature the Star has ever run: Elmer Wheeler's "Fat Boy's" diet series. The doggerel pinned down a fact that was astounding editors across the U.S. last week. Reducing diets for men have become so popular that they are displacing Page One news stories.

Magazines have long suspected something like...

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