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Born Round The New York Times Restaurant Critic S Heartbreaking And Hilarious Account Of How He Learned To Love Food Just Enough After Decades Of Wrestling With His WeightFrank 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 At Those Meals, He Demonstrated One Of His Foremost Qualifications For His Future Career An Epic, Outsize Appetite For Food But His Relationship With Eating Was Tricky, And His Difficulties With Managing It Began Early.When He Was Named The Restaurant Critic For The New York Times In 2004, He Knew Enough To Be Nervous He Would Be Performing One Of The Most Closely Watched Tasks In The Epicurean Universe A Bumpy Ride Was Inevitable, Especially For Someone Whose Writing Beforehand Had Focused On Politics, Presidential Campaigns, And The Pope.But As He Tackled His New Role As One Of The Most Loved And Hated Tastemakers In The New York Restaurant World, He Also Had To Make Sense Of A Decades Long Love Hate Affair With Food, Which Had Been His Enemy As Well As His Friend Now He D Have To Face Down This Enemy At Meal After Indulgent Meal His Italian Grandmother Had Often Said, Born Round, You Don T Die Square Would He Fall Back Into His Worst Old Habits Or Had He Established A Truce With The Food On His Plate In Tracing The Highly Unusual Path Bruni Traveled To Become A Restaurant Critic, Born Round Tells The Captivating Story Of An Unpredictable Journalistic Odyssey And Provides An Unflinching Account Of One Person S Tumultuous, Often Painful Lifelong Struggle With His Weight How Does A Committed Eater Embrace Food Without Being Undone By It Born Round Will Speak To Every Hungry Hedonist Who Has Ever Had To Rein In An Appetite To Avoid Letting Out A Waistband, And It Will Delight Anyone Interested In Matters Of Family, Matters Of The Heart, And The Big Role Food Plays In Both. Former New York Times food critic Frank Bruni just published this book on his lifelong destructive and complex relationship towards food Given my lifelong destructive and complex relationship towards The New York Times, I thought I d check it out Perhaps I might not be the best source to comment here, as I have limited exposure to eating or addiction memoirs, so I can t begin to properly weigh Born Round s merits to similar memoirs However, what really works strongest in this book isn t its m Former New York Times food critic Frank Bruni just published this book on his lifelong destructive and complex relationship towards food Given my lifelong destructive and complex relationship towards The New York Times, I thought I d check it out Perhaps I might not be the best source to comment here, as I have limited exposure to eating or addiction memoirs, so I can t begin to properly weigh Born Round s merits to similar memoirs However, what really works strongest in this book isn t its marketing hook of food critic with an eating disorder confessional What Bruni manages to masterfully do is to use something as quotidian as eating to anchor a story with the scope of decades, one that begins with simplistic joy and Fat people didn t ask to be fat My personal theory is that we re just somehow hungrier than everyone else that we can nolet a bucket of fried chicken go uneaten than an alcoholic can leave wine in the bottle Bruni s description of his war with his appetite along with his mouthwatering recount This poignant, funny and brutally honest memoir about the author s love hate relationship with food really spoke to me Like Bruni, a New York Times op ed writer and its former restaurant critic, I grew up one of three boys in an ethnic family that loves food I m also a journalist, single and gay My weight s fluctuated over my lifetime, and I often eat for emotional reasons.Unlike Bruni, however, I didn t embark on a series of unhealthy diets when I was a teenager Nor did I take up bulimia This poignant, funny and brutally honest memoir about the author s love hate relationship with food really spoke to me Like Bruni, a New York Times op ed writer and its former restaurant critic, I grew up one of three boys in an ethnic family that loves food I m also a journalist, single and gay My weight s fluctuated over my lifetime, and I often eat for emotional reasons.Unlike Bruni, however, I didn t embark on a series of unhealthy diets when I was a teenager Nor did I take up bulimia binging and purging in college But reading about these things, especially recounted in such vivid detail, I get them I ve mainlined junk food before, finishing a bag of chips or cookies or a carton of ice cream in one sitting and frequently felt that my weight or my perception of my weight made me unattractive I ve talked myself out of dates because of it I ve avoided buy I couldn t decide between three stars for the sincerity and good writing, or two stars for the irritation I felt while reading a 400 page book about one man s obsession with his friggin belt size Spoiler alert he ends up at a 34 For most of the book he s completely freaked out about being five or ten pounds overweight at one point he The Hook When Frank Bruni, a man who clearly has a love hate relationship with food, is recruited by the New York Times for the job of restaurant critic, I had to pull my chair up to the table The Line Bruni talks about his spirited 8 month old niece in regards to his mother s death Whenever I stepped back from the side of Mom s bed, I found myself plucking little Leslie, eight months old and unaware of what was happening, from Harry s or Sylvia s arms I pressed her lips against my forehea The Hook When Frank Bruni, a man who clearly has a love hate relationship with food, is recruited by the New York Times for the job of restaurant critic, I had to pull my chair up to the table The Line Bruni talks about his spirited 8 month old niece in regards to his mother s death Whenever I stepped back from the side of Mom s bed, I found myself plucking little Leslie, eight months old and unaware of what was happening, from Harry s or Sylvia s arms I pressed her lips against my forehead, her nose, her cheeks Over and over again, I couldn t let go of h Here is a minor personality, an accomplished journalist and a foodie celebrity, who has chosen to reveal some of his most vulnerable and intimate moments in what feels like a very, very long Facebook post The forced barfing, the familial food orgies, the runs through Central Park and run ins with NYC s most celebrated chefs, the battle of the bands waistbands, that is 34, 36, 3840 much of it seems to fall into the category of navel gazing TMI too much information And yet And yet Here is a minor personality, an accomplished journalist and a foodie celebrity, who has chosen to reveal some of his most vulnerable and intimate moments in what feels like a very, very long Facebook post The forced barfing, the familial food orgies, the runs through Central Park and run ins with NYC s most celebrated chefs, the battle of the bands waistbands, that is 34, 36, 3840 much of it seems to fall into the category of navel gazing TMI too much information And yet And yet Most of what I knew of Bruni before this memoir was due to his fantabulously written restaurant reviews during the five years he spent at the New York Ti I strongly disliked this book, and later its author, starting about a quarter of the way in About halfway through, I found myself asking whether there was an app that would allow me to listen to the audiobook in double time because it was so tiresome I stuck with an accelerated version of it because I d read other reviews saying that the second half about Bruni s work as a food critic wasinteresting than the first half long descriptions of food, seemingly endless angst about the flu I strongly disliked this book, and later its author, starting about a quarter of the way in About halfway through, I found myself asking whether there was an app that would allow me to listen to the audiobook in double time because it was so tiresome I stuck with an accelera I first saw this book and was interested because of a desire to find a fellow childhood chubster with whom I might have shared some embarrassingly painful life experiences growing up I was sold on the glowing reviews by the New York Times, David Sedaris, Washington Post, etc extolling the honesty and profundity of Frank Bruni s memoir on his struggle with his weight and being a New York Times food critic I was looking for a co This book was not at all what I thought it was going to be Frank Bruni became the restaurant critic for The New York Times in 2004 and I expected somethingalong the lines of a food memoir And while the book jacket description calls Bruni s relationship with eating tricky, what it did not prepare me for was that this is really the story of Bruni s lifelong eating disorders, complete with graphic descriptions of what happens when you take four times the recommended dosage of Ex Lax in or This book was not at all what I thought it was going to be Frank Bruni became the restaurant critic for The New York Times in 2004 and I expected somethingalong the lines of a food memoir And while the book jacket description calls Bruni s relationship with eating tricky, what it did not prepare me for was that this is really the story of Bruni s lifelong eating disorders, complete with graphic descriptions of what happens when you take four times the recommended dosage of Ex Lax in order to purge your system of an overly large meal Bruni in fact seems to be something of a natural bulimic, having learned at the age of 18 months that if his mother wouldn t make him a third hamburger thus pushing his consumption tothan a pound of ground beef at one sitting , she would feed himif he vomited up what he d a


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