For most of her life Carol Lay tried unsuccessfully to lose weight. She
tried diet pills, low carb and food combination diets, hypnosis and Weight
Watchers, but never managed to keep off the weight for more than a
few months. But five years ago, something clicked — Carol reached
her goal weight of 125 lbs and has maintained it ever since.
Now the California cartoonist shows how she lost weight by exer-
cising and counting calories, conveying information, encouragement,
and expericence through poignant, humorous, and imaginative stories.
For instance — if you’ve never imagined how you’d deal with the diet
challenges of Girl Scouts at your door or George Clooney offering to
share his McDonald’s takeout — don’t worry, Carol has. She also knows
what it’s like to experience a broken heart and have no one to comfort
you except Ben & Jerry. She’s been there, and she’ll tell you and show
you what it was like — and give you the tools and inspiration so you can
do it, too.
Cartoonist Carol Lay has had her work published everywhere from The
New Yorker and The Wall Street Journal to More, Salon, and MAD Magazine.
Her weekly comic strip, WayLay, has appeared in many papers here and
abroad including The Hartford Courant, The San Francisco Examiner,
L.A. Weekly, Salon.com, The National Post, and Hong Kong Weekly,
to name a few. Carol lives in Los Angeles.