Diary: Hit or Miss... Binge on bulimia

Former deputy PM John Prescott's revelation that he had suffered from bulimia raised eyebrows and set tongues wagging across the country.

Prescott: revelations
Prescott: revelations

Prescott was derided in some quarters, but congratulated by most commentators - how many other high-profile political figures have been open enough to admit such a thing? Of course, what the papers say does not really matter, but the fact that Prescott's autobiography is now sure to fly off the shelves does. Proof again that trailing your story before the book release reaps dividends.

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