Maggie B. Lettvin
|Born||March 15, 1927|
|Occupation||writer and promoter of health and exercise|
Margaret B. Lettvin is an American writer and promoter of exercise and health. She was known in the Boston area in the 1970s for a PBS television show on WGBH-TV called Maggie and The Beautiful Machine, and a book based on the show. After a serious car accident, she developed a set of exercises for back pain, which became Maggie's Back Book (ISBN 0395251478).
- Lettvin, Maggie (1974). The Beautiful Machine. New York: Ballantine Books. ISBN 0-345242-53-X.
- Lettvin, Maggie (1976). Maggie's Back Book: Healing the Hurt in Your Lower Back. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 0-395248-98-1.
- Lettvin, Maggie (1980). Maggie's Woman's Book: Her Personal Plan for Health and Fitness for Women of Every Age. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 0-395294-72-X.
- Lettvin, Maggie (1987). Maggie's Food Strategy Book: Taking Charge of Your Diet for Lifelong Health and Vitality. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 0-395379-83-0.
- John Underwood (May 26, 1975). "Beating Their Brains Out". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 24 May 2011.
In the wrestling and fencing rooms, faculty and students submitted themselves to Maggie Lettvin for overhauls. Maggie is svelte, black-haired and 48, "The Beautiful Machine" of Boston educational television. Her roly-poly husband is an MIT biology and electrical engineering professor.
- "WGBH Program list — to 2000". WGBHalumni.org. Retrieved 2011-05-24.
- Burtoff, Barbara (December 27, 1978). "Just a Simple Brunch for 120 College Men". The New York Times. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
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