The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl

“Shauna is an entertaining, endearing writer — funny, humble, honest, wise, and best of all, compassionate.”
– Minneapolis Star Tribune

My outlook on all things diets have massively changed since this memoir was first published. I’ve broken free from the shackles of diet culture and no longer believe I am defined by my size. This book almost feels like a historical document now, capturing one woman’s tale at the very peak of diet culture.

Here’s a recent post I wrote about having conflicting feelings, ten years on. My readers reminded me that they don’t see the book as being about dieting. It’s really all about growing up, seeking new adventures, finding out what one is capable of, and all that awesome twentysomething stuff.

I hope you enjoy it!


Published by Transworld in the UK and Avon in the US, here’s the blurb on the back…

Hysterically funny and heart-wrenchingly honest, The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl includes travel tales from Australia to Paris to Red Square, plus romance when she meets the man of her dreams in a Scottish pub. This is the uplifting true story of a young woman who defeated her demons and conquered her cravings to become a real-life superhero to inspire us all.”


Paperback: 407 pages
Publisher: Avon (January 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0061657700
ISBN-13: 978-0061657702