BORN ROUND: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater By Frank Bruni

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Always pudgy, husky, chubby, plump or just plain fat, Frank Bruni chronicles his lifelong struggle to lose weight in Born Round. He tries every fad, strategy, diet and work-out regime ever developed, from being a "baby bulimic" to a self-styled "fruitarian" without lasting success.


When he learns he may become the main restaurant critic for the New York Times-paid very well to eat very well-he worries that having to consume and critique enormous meals every day of the week will destroy his last hope of achieving a healthy weight. As his beloved Italian grandmother always told him, "Born round, you don't die square". This fascinating, candid saga transcends the "foodie memoir" genre with honesty, humor and insight.

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