Adopted as an infant, Harry Hamilton spent the first six years of his life believing himself to be the true son of a proud and loving family, with a lineage of which any young boy would be proud. But in his seventh year, Harry’s world was shattered by the mindless words of a grandfather. The ensuing revelation that he was adopted began his life-long journey of selfdiscovery, desperately looking for answers that would tell him who he was, connect him in a meaningful way to anyone or anything outside of himself, and finally allow him to recognize the person looking back at him in the mirror. With deeply ingrained feelings of inferiority and isolation, made steadily worse by setbacks and abuse, Harry spends his life battling mental illness from guilt, shame, and a lack of self-esteem. Manifesting early as childhood obesity, this burden follows him like a shadow his whole life. When he finally gets the answers he’s looking for, he realizes that unearthing the past does not necessarily resolve the present, it simply strengthens its foundations. Harry’s story is a chronicle of helpful information about physical health in general and the numerous and dangerous consequences of obesity, and the ways and means to beat the disease once and for all. Luckily, sometimes the truth is all you need to change your life.