cover image The Dieter

The Dieter

Susan Sussman. Pocket Books, $4.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-671-67725-1

After the death of her best friend, Barbara decides to quit smoking. Food and more food seems to be the solution to her many troubles, but even while breaking every eating taboo, Barbara is also hell-bent on a serious course of dieting--``an odyssey,'' remarked PW , ``that the author captures with uncanny insight.'' (Feb.)