It’s a truth universally observed – Jane Austen’s heroines don’t get fat. A remarkable feat, considering there are no scales in Austen’s world, no preoccupation with weight, no starvation tactics, and no strenuous workouts. And yet, Jane’s leading ladies glide through their romantic life enjoying the complete “picture of health” like a Regency birthright. Forget Mr. Darcy, is this Austen’s biggest fantasy? Or did Jane leave a trail of solid clues throughout her novels, a framework for embracing health as effortlessly as her elegant characters? Enter The Jane Austen Diet – the first retrospective look at Austen’s unique (and scientifically brilliant) approach to food, fitness, and total body “bloom.” Because whether that’s learning to eat like Lizzie or exercise like Emma, living like an incandescent Austen character (glowing with “health and happiness”) should be as easy as falling in love like one.
About Bryan Kozlowski
Investigating Austen’s hidden health code, Bryan Kozlowski is a published author with a background in food and classic literature. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, his cookbooks (Cook Me a Story and Cook Me a Rhyme, Quarto – 2016, 2017) bring the world of children’s literature into the kitchen while his adult title, What the Dickens?! (Running Press, 2016), celebrates Charles Dickens’ extraordinary vocabulary. A member of the Jane Austen Society, Bryan’s literary insights have been featured in the New York Times, the New York Post, Slate, Mental Floss, and The Millions. He’s appeared on NPR and is a frequent contributor to the UK’s Country Life magazine and the web’s biggest Brit-lovers site, Anglotopia.