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Opinionistas Blogger Melissa Lafsky & Famous Science Journalist Gary Taubes Featured on Stop SUGAR SHOCK! Radio

Posted Dec 18 2008 7:34pm

Melissa_lafsky_opinionista1_2 Just three quick reminders. This week is really big for Stop SUGAR SHOCK! Radio, because I'm conducting 3 interviews, not one as usual.

Today, at 4 pm EST, we're going to get off topic -- nothing in the way of sugar or carb content. We will delve into one of my absolute favorite topics -- blogging and the power of blogs to express yourself, as well as to motivate and educate other people.

I'm utterly thrilled to present Melissa Lafsky, a non-practicing attorney, who achieved acclaim and kudos for her sharp-witted Opinionistas blog, which she began in March of 2005.

Melissa will chat with me about Finding Yourself Through Blogging: Unlocking Self-Expression Online"

That's today, Wed. Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. EST (Remember, you can listen afterwards if this time is not convenient for you.)

If you're a veteran blogger or a wanna-be blogger, you'll want to catch my interview with Melissa Lafsky.

Of course, I'll also ask Melissa to share her story about how her Opinionistas blog captured the blogosphere's attention. For instance, she'll discuss how she began her blog as an exercise on her therapist's s orders and revealed her experiences while working at a hot-shot law firm. (I'll ask her why we can't find any of these beautifully written, astute observations and behind-the-scenes revelations now.)

Melissa will, of course, discuss how on April 15, 2005, the super-hip blog, Gawker, linked to her blog's telling post, propelling her into the limelight. In that now-famous post, she revealed that she'd witnessed:

"...enough bad lawyer behavior to fill a full season of reality TV. Partners hurling f-bombs, staplers and Blackberrys at cringing subordinates, sleep-deprived mid-level associates screaming at paralegals to recopy massive boxes of documents in thirty minutes or else file for unemployment, male partners engaging in the full gamut of "inappropriate workplace touching" of young female employees, all before the morning coffee break."

Melissa will wow us with stories about how that Gawker post led readers to flood her site by the thousands, and how, by December of 2005, Opinionistas.com had been profiled in the New York Times, which described her blog as "funny, angry, cynical, acidulously and avidly read."

Anyhow, make sure to tune in today or later to Stop SUGAR SHOCK! Radio to catch my interview with Melissa.

Gary_taubes_gary2b Then, tomorrow, Thursday, on Stop SUGAR SHOCK! Radio, I'm honored to present one of my journalistic idols.

You, dear readers, will have a chance to listen to me interview the renowned, award-winning science writer Gary Taubes.

This is sure to be an exciting, enticing show, because Gary will discuss some of the eye-opening findings that he discusses in his new brand new book Good Calories, Bad Calories.

To get in the mood for our interview, check out Gary's provocative 2002 New York Times Magazine article, "What If It's All Been A Big Fat Lie," which, at the time, shook up the nutrition world with his provocative conclusions.

(I well remember Gary's fabulous article, because at the time, I was deep doing research for my book SUGAR SHOCK! and I was really happy to learn that a respected science journalist and I were on the same wave length. Unfortunately, however, I never was able to reach Gary to interview him for my book.)

To get ready for our interview on the Stop SUGAR SHOCK! Radio Show, I also invite you to read two of Gary's most recent and equally enlightening articles.

First, check out his piece, "Do We Really Know What Makes Us Healthy?", which appeared in The New York Times Magazine last week. You also can catch his responses, and you can listen to him discuss his story on NPR, too.

Then, read his Gary's eye-opening article, "The Scientist and the Stairmaster: Why most of us believe that exercise makes us thinner—and why we're wrong," which was published in New York Magazine.

Do you have any questions for either Gary or Melissa? Let me know ASAP what you'd like to find out.

Remember, if you miss either of these interviews, fret not! You can listen after the fact just by visiting the Stop SUGAR SHOCK! Radio website. You also can sign up here to  get alerts about upcoming shows and to learn how to download previous shows. (Make sure to catch yesterday's interview with renowned children's obesity expert Dr. David Ludwig.)

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