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Hilarious new book teaches readers how to ‘Lie There and Lose Weight’

Brooklyn BookBeat

February 9, 2018 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Author John Ordover holds up a picture of himself when he was 100 pounds heavier. Images courtesy of Wilder Publications
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In his insightful, endearing and surprisingly funny look at weight loss, Brooklyn author John Ordover takes us inside his struggle to stick with his diet, lays out the constantly changing strategies that kept him on target and details how he coped when working out made everything that much harder.

In “Lie There and Lose Weight: How I Lost 100 Pounds By Doing Next to Nothing” Ordover’s shares week-by-week notes on his struggle, combined with his clever commentary and good-hearted grouching show how a sense of humor, focus and old-fashioned stubbornness kept him going week after week, month after month. 

Delightful and inspiring, in Ordover uses his most recent project to explain how he avoided the traps and temptations that threatened to knock him off track, and details how he lost more than 100 pounds while hating every minute of it. These include: facing hunger straight on, avoiding food pushers, food pornographers, diet saboteurs and telling good health care from bad.

Ordover is Brooklyn born and bred. He lives in Bay Ridge with his wife Carol Greenburg, a special needs advocate and political activist, and his son Arren.

He is a noted editor, writer and activist. He is well-known for his expertise in the publishing community, work on the Star Trek franchise, for autism advocacy and now for his personal account of losing weight. He has written TV episodes and commercials, comic books and short stories, as well as developed new marketing concepts while advising political campaigns and running fundraisers.

There will be a book party for “Lie There and Lose Weight” at Brooklyn Commons Cafe at 388 Atlantic Ave. on April 11.

Most days, Ordover can be found on Facebook, on Twitter as @quotableordover and answering reader questions on


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