Attorney Billy Halleck seriously enjoys living his life of upper-class excess. He’s got it all - an expensive home in Connecticut, a loving family . . . and fifty extra pounds that his doctor repeatedly warns will be the death of him. Then, in a moment of carelessness, Halleck commits vehicular manslaughter when he strikes a jaywalking old woman crossing the street. But Halleck has some powerful local connections, and gets off with a slap on the wrist . . . much to the fury of the woman’s mysterious and ancient father, who exacts revenge with a single word: “Thinner.” Now a terrified Halleck finds the weight once so difficult to shed dropping effortlessly - and rapidly - by the week. Soon there will be nothing left of Billy Halleck . . . unless he can somehow locate the source of his living nightmare and reverse what’s happened to him before he utterly wastes away. . . .