I know -- you tried, but couldn't get through all the dense science-y stuff crammed into Gary Taubes (excellent) "Good Calories, Bad Calories." But today, just in time for your New Year's Resolution-planning, Taubes has released his CliffsNotes version of GCBC: "Why We Get Fat - And What To Do About It." It's shorter, punchier, and aimed at a broader audience.
And even if you don't feel like springing for the book, check out Taubes' recent interview with WNYC:
If you haven't already noticed, I'm a bit of a Gary Taubes groupie.