“A Guy’s Gotta Eat” strives to return sanity to the simple act of eating, emphasizing the ease with which sound nutrition can be achieved within a busy workaday schedule through frozen, canned, dried and fresh produce; whole grain cereals, breads and pastas; leaner cuts of beef, chicken and pork; fish and other seafood; and lower-fat dairy products.
The book features 15-minute recipes using long shelf-life products, ideal for grocery shopping-averse men who are thin on cooking skills – meals that can be faster, tastier, less expensive and far healthier than the drive-by foods ubiquitous in our convenience food culture. Additionally, it acknowledges certain realities of modern life by providing extensive advice on eating outside the home.
It is available worldwide where books are sold and in more than 100 public library systems in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
From the reviewers of “A Guy’s Gotta Eat”
“‘A Guy’s Gotta Eat’ is a fun, easily digestible book that remains true to the science of health and nutrition. This is not a book about dieting, or a diatribe on what not to eat, but rather a practical guide for men on how to preserve the health, fitness, and attractiveness of youth into later years. As a physician who sees far too many forty-year-old men who have no insight as to why they gained seventeen pounds since graduating from college, I highly recommend this book.”
– David G. Fairchild, M.D., M.P.H., Chief, Division of General Medicine,
Tufts–New England Medical Center
“‘A Guy’s Gotta Eat’ offers common sense advice for the common man.”
– Jay Ablondi, publisher, Club Business International Magazine
“This book is a winner for men who are clueless in the kitchen and very useful for others who want to be more skillful. I enjoyed Russ’s casual style and joking attitudes about the reality of the way men move through the world. The book is filled with hundreds of practical and easy tips and takes the bite out of cooking. Enjoy.”
– Elizabeth Lipski, Ph.D., CCN, author of Digestive Wellness
“Russ Klettke may be onto something. Guys can’t just rely on fast food, processed food, girlfriends’ food.”
– Leslie Garcia, Dallas Morning News
“Even though Klettke is talking about single guys in the book, I think there’s food for thought here for all of us.”
– Marty Meitus, Rocky Mountain News
“It’s not about turning your kitchen into a math or science laboratory,” Klettke said. “It’s about having smart foods in the house that are always going to be convenient to you.”
– Steve Bertrand, Chicago Tribune
“’A Guy’s Gotta Eat’ is going to be a bestseller.”
–Lyle Dean, host of “To Your Health” on WGN-AM Radio (Chicago)
“[Klettke] is not a dietitian, though the book is co-written with one, Deanna Conte of Boston. Nor is he a doctor or health club instructor: Rather, he’s like the guys to whom the book is targeted (with a little more experience), although he gets more exercise than the average guy (he has been a triathlete since 1987). His past work in public relations for major food manufacturers … has offered him a peek behind the curtain of the fast-food industry, which, according to Klettke, battles against a healthy population – especially young guys.”
- Chris McNamera, Chicago Tribune
“As a restaurant reviewer I dine out three to five times a week, but I was able to lose nearly 50 pounds and have kept if off for more than a year by following guidelines similar to Klettke’s.”
- Rick Karlin, Chicago Free Press
I got a good start with Alton Brown (”Good Eats”) and Rachel Ray and especially Russ Klettke (”A Guy’s Gotta Eat”) and Leslie Revsin (”The Simpler The Better”).
Blogger James Boelter, Omaha, Nebraska, on learning to cook