Not by a long shot. The substance isn't going away.
Here's the headline to which I refer in the headline of this post:
How Michael Prager’s Book Helped Me Make Lunch for My Kid
I greatly enjoyed my first foray onto public radio this morning, sharing the air with Dr. David Kessler, the author of "The End of Overeating."
I'd only give my appearance a B- or so, — lots of "ums" and "uhs," etc. — and I hope I'll get better with more opportunity.
Last week when the Marie Claire blogger scare was going on, I was asked to weigh in at CommonHealth, a blog operated by WBUR. I was grateful to be asked and pleased to participate.
The short version of this was, it isn't so bad, to me, that the blogger said she doesn't find fat people aesthetically pleasing. Honestly, neither do I. And here's the key point: Neither do most fat people I know! They aren't proud of how they look, and they don't much like seeing others.
Pretty exciting news for us here at Fat Boy Thin Man central: I've been invited to be on "Where We Live," an hourlong morning show on WNPR-FM in Hartford, Thursday morning (Nov. 4) at 9. That's the first exciting part.
This is about a year old, and breaks little ground, but it's still wholly apt and valid.
Thanks to mentalfloss.com and to StumbleUpon.
I had some pretty good selfish reasons to want not to like "Born Round," New York Timesman Frank Bruni's memoir, but I was unable to escape the obvious: The book is terrific.
I won't give a full-fledged rave because, with his perch at the NYT, his incredible connections beyond, his stunning array of to-die-for blurbers, his impossbily accomplished resume, and his sophisticated-but-not-showy writing style, he doesn't need it.
Yes, I could be falling for a heinous act of greenwashing, but I've been relying on this business for 17 years, and if they're lyin', I'm a complete fool and you probably would have to question anything I say. Nevertheless, I trust them.
I wanted to call your attention to the book of this post's title, which I read a couple of weeks ago. Burt Nordstrand, a successful Upper Midwestern businessman, wrote it with Carol Pine; its subhead is "An Exploration of Addiction and Recovery."