Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Middlesteins

Fiction by Jami Attenberg.

The Middlesteins: A Novel

A story about a fiftyish woman whose obsession with food is killing her, this book had believable and complex characters, but not super-likable ones.

I may be biased on this, but the fat-shaming was a little too heavy in this story for my taste. The author seemed to be trying to present a balanced view of this family but had trouble concealing her contempt for them, especially the ones with eating disorders.

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