Forever Fat: Essays by the Godfather by Lee Gutkind

By Lee Gutkind

Dubbed—some could say drubbed—the “godfather at the back of artistic nonfiction” through Vanity Fair, Lee Gutkind takes the party of those essays, and the wealthy fabric of his personal lifestyles, to outline, protect, and additional extend the style he has performed lots to form. the result's an explosive and hilarious memoir of Gutkind’s colourful existence as a motorcyclist, a scientific insider, a sailor, a faculty professor, an overaged insecure father, and a literary whipping boy.
In Forever Fat Gutkind battles his weight, his ex-wives, his father, his rabbi, his psychiatrist, and his critics in a lifelong cross-country, cross-cultural look for balance and identification. And from Gutkind’s battles, it's the reader who emerges a winner, handled to an engrossing tale of the simultaneous awakening of a guy and his challenge, and of the consistent fight, in literature and in existence, to deal with reminiscence and mind's eye. here's the common, symbolic fact that regardless of how some distance you trip, regardless of what percentage years cross, you'll by no means thoroughly shed the weighty luggage of early life. but, as Gutkind proves many times, he has discovered to explain his burden with an ever-lightening brilliance.

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