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Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater by Frank Bruni

Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater by Frank Bruni

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Born Round:  The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater by Frank Bruni is a 271-page hardcover published in 2009 by The Penguin Press.  There is some rubbing to the dust jacket.  Inside, there is some writing in pencil to the flyleaf.  The rest of the book is clean and unmarked and in very good condition. 

Book Summary

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.  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.

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.  Born Round will speak to every hungry hedonist who has ever had to reign 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.

ISBN:  978-1-59420-231-5

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