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Born Round by Frank Bruni
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Oct 08, 09

I sometimes forget that I don't really like memoirs, unless they're written by someone like Mother Teresa. So I try to read example after example of the genre, because they're so popular and sometimes their premises do grab me. But I almost always stop reading them after the first chapter, and this one, about a successful food critic's struggles with his weight, was no exception. Bruni is a good writer, much less self-absorbed than a lot of modern memoirists (Eat Pray Love, I'm talkin' about you), and some of his descriptions of his Italian family cracked me up. In the end, though, looking at the number of pages left to go, I tossed it aside. Too much else to read, I guess.
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Amanda Ishtayeh I feel exactly the same way. I usually pick up a memoir about twice a year and am always disappointed. HATED Eat Pray Love. LOL!

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