Published by Three Rivers Press on August 6th 2013
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Received from GoodReads first reads giveaway.
This book was fantastic. It was laugh out loud funny. I loved the writing style. The writing was not only top notch, but it was hilarious, sarcastic, witty, intelligent, and I did not want it to end. I highly recommend this book. It is a great summer read. Heck, it is a great read any time of the year. I especially loved the beginning of the book. Mark was an overweight kid with a Jewish father and Christian Mother who divorced while he was a child. Enter Stage left – the evil step Mother. I loved their interactions and how they were catty with each other. Mark endures being sent to “fat camp”, being bribed with a party and vacation if he embraces his Jewish roots, being paid to lose weight, etc. during his childhood. He transitions into his adulthood and we see him making his way, having formed various relationships – relationships with roommates, friends, dates, possible dates, lovers, one eyed dogs, Tony Horton (okay really P90X) and of course, food.
As I said before, this was a fantastic book (can I call it a Memoir?) I highly recommend it!