Author of Why We Get Fat and What To Do About It
Gary Taubes is an American science writer. He is the author of Nobel Dreams, Bad Science: The Short Life and Weird Times of Cold Fusion, and Good Calories, Bad Calories. Taubes’ books have all dealt with scientific controversies, including his latest book, Why We Get Fat and What To Do About It which explores the dangers of dietary carbohydrates.
Taubes studied applied physics at Harvard and aerospace engineering at Stanford. After receiving a master’s degree in journalism at Columbia University in 1981, Taubes joined Discover magazine as a staff reporter in 1982. Originally focusing on physics issues, his interests have more recently turned to medicine and nutrition. He has won the Science in Society Award of the National Association of Science Writers three times and was awarded an MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellowship for 1996-97.