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The Middlesteins

Attenberg, Jami

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Middlesteins
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Two siblings with very different personalities attempt to take control of their mother's food obsession and massive weight gain to save her life after their father walks out and leaves her reeling in the Chicago suburbs.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 1455507210
9781455507214
Characteristics: 273 p. ;,22 cm

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Jul 10, 2014
  • gramercygal rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I think you have to be Jewish to really understand this book.

Well written and a fast read.

NYPL Staff Pick
Two siblings with very different personalities attempt to control their mother's food obsession and massive weight gain after their father walks out.
- Selection Team

I really tried with this book, could not get it, had to put it down.

Apr 17, 2013
  • macierules rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I liked it - I'm a bit tired of reading about dysfunctional families and the universal battle with salt, sugar and fat...

Apr 12, 2013
  • jthomas1527 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The only reason why I am continuing to read this book is to get to the bottom of Edie's compulsive eating. Unfortunately, Robin is not very likable - if that is what Attenberg intended.

Jami Attenberg illuminates the complex effects of one woman's obsessive compulsion on everyone in her family

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