Legendary magician Penn Jillette was approaching his sixtieth birthday topping 330 pounds. He knew he was at a dangerous crossroads. And then came Crazy Ray. A former NASA scientist and an unconventional, passionate innovator, Ray Cronise saved Penn Jillette’s life with his wild “potato diet.” In Presto: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales, Jillette takes us along on his journey from skepticism to the inspiring, life-changing momentum that transformed the magician’s body and mind.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.