Brian Donovan returns with a hilarious glimpse into yet another struggle faced by many: losing weight. Chunk follows him along his crazy, overweight journey, from the chubby 10-year-old who stole brownies and tricked his parents into thinking he'd lost weight to the teenage boy who made regular after-school plans to eat entire pies to the adult man who still hates working out and still loves Cinnabons. It's a bracingly funny and delightfully uncomfortable collection of essays exploring food, fitness, and the funny things that happen when we try to slim down and grow up.
Brian Donovan has written for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, National Public Radio, and, most recently, ABC's The Neighbors. His work has also appeared on Chapelle's Show, Funny or Die, and off Broadway in New York City. His Not a Match: My True Tales of Online Dating Disasters is currently being developed for television.
Cover design by Adil Dara.
What made the experience of listening to Chunk the most enjoyable?
The author's skillful, honest and humorous reveal of his lifelong journey with weight management challenges was very refreshing and a great read. The book's narrator was excellent and the storyline never missed a beat.
My only criticism of this book was that it was too short. I was sad when the book ended and I could have easily listened to this book for another hour. Let's hope that there is a sequel!
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
We seldom hear from guys with weight management challenges and that is what made this book special.