Odd Man Out: Observations from the Periphery of Society

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Trafford Publishing, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 371 pages

This book is a journal spanning three decades, 1964-1998, and more. It is also a series of essays written during that period. Essentially, it traces one individual's development as a person.

This book did not come about in the manner of most books: as the product of a long-range plan. Rather, as is sometimes the case with a child, it just happened. It was born of a compulsion to write.

As I am neither gregarious nor extroverted, this journal served as a repository for my innermost feelings during those long years. Somewhere along the way I developed the notion that perhaps others might want to see what I had written: I felt much of it was important. I believe this book speaks to everyone, regardless of who they are.


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My name is Daniel Alvarez, and I want to share the story of how I lost 320 pounds. There are 180 million people in the United States who are overweight, and my aim is to help the maximum amount of people I can. I have a crazy little dream that in the next hundred years or so, the number of overweight people in this country will become just 30 million, or even less. Someday, someone will say, "I read this book about this guy, two hundred years ago, who invented an amazing system that helped people to lose weight." I guarantee to whoever reads my book that it's going to help a lot.

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