This should be a required high school text. In other words, everyone needs to read this book.
It's not a guide to dieting or anything like it. Instead, it's the well-crafted perspective of a former head of a branch of the FDA who details how food can be viewed for its contents in terms of their addictive properties. The food industry is built and thrives on combining contents in a way that overrides our ability to control our eating behavior. This in turn makes food a commodity.
The end is more of a practical strategies guide that incorporates psychological principles regarding addiction, highly relevant in this case.
Read this book if you want power over food.