Listen to a Podcast Now of Dr. Ronald Hoffman's Interview With Me on "Health Talk"
Posted Dec 18 2008 8:11pm
Tonight my dream came true. Seriously!
...So, there I was, about to be interviewed by the articulate, cutting-edge physician Dr. Ronald Hoffman on his popular show, "Health Talk," on WOR 710, and as he was introducing me, he started chatting about the groundbreaking 1975 book Sugar Blues.
Dr. Hoffman credited the book as having "profoundly influenced" him when he was an aspiring pre-med student and setting him on a "lifelong program to help people conquer their addiction to sugar."
Now here's where my dream came true: Dr. Hoffman pronounced:
"Now we have a worthy successor to that 1975 book [ Sugar Blues ]... It's entitled SUGAR SHOCK! And it's just out. And our guest tonight is its author Connie Bennett."
You better believe that I was smiling as broadly as a person can upon hearing Dr. Hoffman remark that SUGAR SHOCK! is "a worthy successor" to Sugar Blues.! I was incredibly honored to have my book spoken about in the same breath as Sugar Blues! My goal had been achieved!
You see, I love the book Sugar Blues and have reverence galore for its author William Dufty, a fabulous, muckraking journalist, whom I consider my ultimate anti-sugar idol. (Alas, I'd unsuccessfully tried to interview the talented Dufty for my book. Sadly, he passed away before we could connect after our initial e-mail contact. Incidentally, did you know that Dufty learned his aversion to sugar cubes from famed actress Gloria Swanson and that he later married her?)
Anyhow, Dr. Hoffman continued his introduction:
"Connie Bennett has collaborated with the distinguished Dr. Stephen Sinatra, a frequent guest on this program, to produce an excellent modern update on problems associated with sugar and how we can conquer our dependency, our addictions to sugar."
Well, there's no need for me to describe the rest of the "Health Talk" show in which Dr. Hoffman interviewed me. Suffice it to say that I loved chatting with the esteemed Dr. Hoffman.