"Isn't she a healthy specimen?" I can still hear my mother's voice tinged with pride in the accomplishment of having stuffed me so well that at the age of seven I weighed ninety-nine pounds….I had heard talk among my friends of calorie diets. True, I had paid scant attention to any such distasteful discussion. Now, I mused, it might be possible to plan a diet which could incorporate my ideas of good cooking to a degree, and which wouldn't contain one grapefruit section."
Good Reading Rack Service, 1954