The FDA is testing lap-band surgery for adolescents in select clinical trials.Teenage Waistland, recently released by Random House, is a fictional story told in the voices of 3 teenage patients (1 male) who are selected to be in one of these trials. With smart dialogue and self-deprecating humor, and not just for those interested in the surgery, Teenage Waistland is a story of betrayal, intervention, a life-altering operation, and a long-buried truth that proves far more devastating than the layers of fat that protect it. Providing some factual information is an Afterword by Dr. Jeff Zitsman, Director of NY Presbyterian- the locus for one of the leading clinical trials for teen lap-band surgery. Lynn Biederman and Lisa Pazer are local (Bedford) authors who will be appearing on Good Day NY sometime in January. Book can be purchased through,Amazon and other bookstores.