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"I was in retreat, my weight a reason not to reach out or take risks. I'd deal with my love life once I got thinner.... Fatness simplified life and lessened the stakes. It put life on hiatus, making the present a larded limbo between a past normalcy and a future one. It argued against bold initiatives.... But while I wasn't trying to make things happen, they nonetheless happened to me."
In my opinion Bruni is without a droplet of doubt the worst op ed columnist on the NY Times, and his atrocious writing aside (and that's enough, but bear with me), his whole... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Apis Mellifera
Born Round is in fact two different books. The first book is about Frank's early childhood as a chubby kid in a food-obsessed family, and the second is about his ensuing eating... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Liora
Frank Bruni captures the angst of his issues with weight in a poignant, funny, well-written book. Highly recommended for anyone.Published 3 months ago by Batebug
Although it should be obvious since he is a journalist, the book is very well written. He has an interesting story around food that I'm sure many can relate to. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Colleen
The whole thing bothered me on so many levels. The entire book is about food, eating disorders, and never seeking help.Published 5 months ago by Klsrn27
Frank Bruni is a skillful writer and has had an interesting life. However, he seems like a not-too-likeable person and remarkably self-involved and unnecessarily insecure. Read morePublished 6 months ago by StudentinMA
I never read restaurant reviews. Oh, I'll check out the number of stars in a NY Times review - but for whatever reason, I have never focused on Frank Bruni's apparently celebrated... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Ulysses Dietz
BORN ROUND IS HILARIOUS AND I ENJOYED IT ALOT BUT ITS JUST FAIR NOT BAD NOT GREAT JUST FAIR SORRY FRANK ABOUT THAT.Published 15 months ago by VALERE TOWNSEND
The best part of this book was that it was so similar to what many go through in their life long struggle with food. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Alex L