Twisting our tongues around one of the longer titles of the year (this book's competition in this issue--The 10 Minute Gourmet Diet Cookbook p. 634) Mrs. Rubin's is equally gourmet, more tastefully written, and regretfully, more time-consuming. However, this is how she made possible The Thin Book by a Formerly Fat Psychatrist (1966-p. 216) and with considerable imagination eliminated ""unadorned food""--provided everything from sweetbreads cum chestnuts to chocolate pudding. A very precise calorie count (238; 261; etc.) on each and some amusings ennobling comments for the co-suffering wife. A much better book than 10 Minute, Gourmet Diet.