Publishing: Coming Soon: The Drool-On-Your-Pillow Diet

Coming Soon: The Drool-On-Your-Pillow Diet

Publishing Trends, an industry newsletter, cites it as "the most controversial medical book ever, hear that, ever published." Or soon to be published, anyway. After a heated auction last month, Pocket Books won the rights to Kept in the Dark: The Killer Connection Between Sleep and Food. The advance was just north of $200,000, a surprisingly hefty sum for a nonfiction book by two unknowns (T.S. Wiley, a medical researcher, and Bent Formby, a cell biologist).

Their theory, according to the proposal circulated to publishing houses, is that obesity and the diseases associated with it are caused by burning the candle...

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