Elephant in the room : one fat man's quest to get smaller in a growing America (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Elephant in the room : one fat man's quest to get smaller in a growing America

Author: Tommy Tomlinson
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2020. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Simon & Schuster paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"At nearly fifty years old, Tommy Tomlinson weighted an astonishing-and dangerous-460 pounds. Raised in a family that loved food, he had been aware of the problem for years, seeing doctors and trying diets from the time he was a preteen. But every time he tried to make a change, it didn't go the way he planned-in fact, he wasn't sure that he really wanted to change. In The Elephant in the Room, Tomlinson's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Tommy Tomlinson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tommy Tomlinson
ISBN: 9781501111624 1501111620
OCLC Number: 1105933619
Description: 245 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Prologue: Killing the hog --
A chocolate milk carton of love --
January --
The cost of free domino's --
February --
The best bad roast beef sandwich --
March --
Grease is the word --
April --
A body at rest --
May --
The American weigh --
June --
Accommodations --
July --
Honesty is such a lonely word --
August --
The invisible wall --
September --
The man who walks inside me --
October --
USUCK-FM --
November --
December/life's work --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: One fat man's quest to get smaller in a growing America
1 fat man's quest to get smaller in a growing America
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"At nearly fifty years old, Tommy Tomlinson weighted an astonishing-and dangerous-460 pounds. Raised in a family that loved food, he had been aware of the problem for years, seeing doctors and trying diets from the time he was a preteen. But every time he tried to make a change, it didn't go the way he planned-in fact, he wasn't sure that he really wanted to change. In The Elephant in the Room, Tomlinson's remarkably intimate and insightful memoir of his life as a fat man, he brings us along on a candid and sometimes brutal look at the everyday experience of being constantly aware of your size. Affecting and searingly honest, The Elephant in the Room is a powerful memoir that will resonate with anyone who has grappled with addictions, shame, or self-consciousness. It is also a literary triumph that will stay with readers long after the last page" -- Page 4 of cover.

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"Inspirational . . . I loved this book. I found myself sneak-reading it from the moment it came in the door. As with a sack of White Castle burgers, I hated to reach the end. . . . [Tomlinson] writes Read more...

 
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