This month’s Memoir title


The elephant in the room : one fat man’s quest to get smaller in a growing America

by Tomlinson, Tommy

When he was almost fifty years old, Tomlinson weighed an astonishing– and dangerous– 460 pounds. He was at risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, unable to climb a flight of stairs without having to catch his breath, or travel on an airplane without buying two seats. Here he chronicles his lifelong battle with weight, hitting the road to meet other members of the plus-sized tribe in an attempt to understand how, as a nation, we got to this point. He also chronicles the practical steps he has to take to lose weight.


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  1. Marcy Cain Says:

    For more about memoir writing, on Saturday, September 27, writer and poet Bessy Reyna is conducting a one-day workshop on memoir writing at Tunxis. Reyna is a published author, and former Hartford Courant columnist. Details about the non-credit workshop are at tunxis.edu/bend or by calling 860.314.4700.


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