Born Round

Born Round

The Secret History of A Full-time Eater

Downloadable Audiobook - 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 after decades of struggling with his outsize appetite. Frank Bruni was born round. Round as in stout, chubby, and hungry, always and endlessly hungry. He grew up in a big, loud Italian family in White Plains, New York, where meals were epic, outsize affairs."--Publisher's descripton.
Publisher: [New York] : Penguin Audio, 2009.
ISBN: 9781101079515
1101079517
Subjects: New York Times Company -- Biography.
Bruni, Frank -- Childhood and youth.
Bruni, Frank.
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Jeanneknits2
Aug 11, 2016

Frank Bruni, a restaurant critic for the N.Y.Times describes his life as an avid eater from birth and his struggles to control his appetite. Eventually he finds the key to eating well and maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle.

JCLHopeH Aug 29, 2014

Journalist Frank Bruni reveals his decades-long fixation on food and the detrimental effects on his personal life. As someone who has endured a similar love-hate relationship with my meals, I appreciated his open reflection on those dark habits.

His story does take an unexpectedly positive turn, giving it an inspirational note, when he shares stories of determination and comical challenges working "undercover" as a food critic. Some may find the book overly-detailed and self-absorbed, but I found Bruni's self-narrated audiobook captured a personal and insightful story.

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Mar 17, 2014

The author's descriptions of his family's amazing meals and his experience reviewing restaurants are engaging and amusing. The bulk (!) of the book, however, is full of self loathing and gluttony, binges, purges and gross eating habits, which gets tiresome and sometimes even repulsive.

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susangroshong
Jan 27, 2011

wonderful biography with weight as a central theme. humorous, well done

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