Born Round

Born Round

The Secret History of A Full-time Eater

Book - 2009
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The New York Times restaurant critic's heartbreaking and hilarious account of how he learned to love food just enough

Frank Bruni was born round. Round as in stout, chubby, and always hungry. His relationship with eating was difficult and his struggle with it began early. When named the restaurant critic for The New York Times in 2004, he knew he would be performing one of the most watched tasks in the epicurean universe. And with food his friend and enemy both, his jitters focused primarily on whether he'd finally made some sense of that relationship. A captivating story of his unpredictable journalistic odyssey as well as his lifelong love-hate affair with food, Born Round will speak to everyone who's ever had to rein in an appetite to avoid letting out a waistband.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2009.
ISBN: 9781594202315
Characteristics: 354 p. ; 25 cm.


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riverdalite Jan 23, 2014

Beautifully, intelligently written. Cracked me up while on the subway as I was reading about raking leaves.

Aug 07, 2010

The only book about eating disorders I know about that is actually funny. Frank Bruni writes about his life long struggle with food with humor.


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