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Man Who Couldn't Eatby Jon Reiner
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Jon Reiner was happily married with two children, living on Manhattan's Upper West Side, when a near-fatal medical crisis that resulted in emergency surgery threatened to take his life. He was sentenced to months of intravenous feeding that required him to abstain from eating anything, in order to give his digestive tract a rest. The medical commandment 'nothing by mouth' came to represent not only the prolonged food deprivation that would have a radical impact on Jon's relationship with food, but the intense and enduring effect it would have both on his emotional state, and his relationships with family and friends. Jon's vulnerability during this profoundly difficult time altered these relationships, but the amazing support he received deepened his understanding love, friendship, and community.
"Eating is an everyday act that just about everyone in the developed world takes for granted. However, for Reiner, eating became an impossibility when a tragic medical crisis forced him to rest his digestive tract and use a feeding tube for months. This compelling audio edition of Reiner's fascinating and heart-wrenching memoir features an inspired and intimate performance from narrator Dan John Miller. His delivery is well paced and steeped in genuine emotion — and at times it feels as if Miller is channeling Reiner. The result is a compelling listen in which Miller speaks to listeners as if they were in the same room. It's a conversation they won't want to end. A Gallery Books hardcover. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
An extraordinary, unforgettable story of one man grappling with insatiable hunger.
About the Author
Jon Reiner won the 2010 James Beard Foundation Award for Magazine Feature Writing with Recipes for the collaborative Esquire article 'How Men Eat.' His memoir, The Man Who Couldn't Eat, is based on an acclaimed article of the same name that he wrote for Esquire in 2009. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.
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