Ralph Peterson: "Adventures in Dietland: How to Win at the Game of Dieting From a Former Fat Guy"
Vermont author and motivational speaker Ralph Peterson brings the message behind his bestselling book Adventures in Dietland: How to Win at the Game of Dieting from a Former Fat Guy to the Barre Opera House stage Saturday, February 9th. Growing up in an environment where quitting, overeating and abusing drugs and alcohol was the norm, he hit "rock bottom," literally falling down the stairs, contemplating suicide while battling obesity and alcohol. A high school drop-out, he learned how to get sober and overcome his history by publishing several books, achieving four college degrees, losing over 150 pounds, completing more than 50 marathons (including an Ironman triathlon), starting his own company and becoming an Internationally syndicated columnist. An expert "transformist," Ralph will inspire and amaze the audience with his story and message of hope, determination, will-power and the notion that "impossible is a lie."