I was reading a book review on Amazon and had to re-read this sentence three times... It's really making me think.
Parts of the book were interesting, especially when they identified that fat people who've been picked on by loved ones may not (subconsciously) want to lose weight, specifically to keep from giving their tormentors the thing that would make them happy: you don't want to reward the people who hurt you. It's a rare insight for books of this ilk.
Okay, totally off-topic : I actually had to look up the word ilk (In case you were wondering) :
Ilk \Ilk\ ([i^]lk), n. Kind; class; sort; type; as, him and his ilk; -- sometimes used to indicate disapproval when applied to people. [1913 Webster +PJC]