“I'm with Fatty” chronicles Edward Ugel’s yearlong journey to figure out how to live in a world without dim sum, prosciutto, and constant culinary gratification. Ugel is a committed foodie but at 36 years old, he weighed in at 263 pounds. His doctor ordered him to drop fifty or risk keeling over in line at Popeye’s. Ugel’s memoir explores the complex love triangle between him, his wife, and his nearly cult-like obsession with food. It’s also a confessional treatise on the private hell of being fat in America and the seldom-discussed issue of male body image. Where does one draw the line between eating enthusiast and food addict?
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