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  • Hardcover
  • 209 pages
  • Eat Only When Youre Hungry
  • Lindsay Hunter
  • English
  • 03 May 2019
  • 0374146152

10 thoughts on “Eat Only When Youre Hungry

  1. says:

    The frailties of the human body and the human heart are laid bare in Lindsay Hunter s utterly superb novel Eat Only When You re Hungry There is real delicacy, tenderness, and intelligence with which Hunter tackles this portrait of a broken family of people who don t realize just how broken they are until they are forced to confront the fractures b...


  2. says:

    After positive reviews and a nod from Roxane Gay, and being one of the Book of the Month picks, my Newest Literary Fiction group declared this as a buddy read for September It s the first book I grabbed for the month.Most of the time, the unlikeable, older characters with disappointing lives are side characters, there for pity or amusement Or they are the central character on a journey I suppose Greg in this novel is on a journey too, to try to find his drug addict adult son GJ Greg Junior , After positive reviews and a nod from Roxane Gay, and being one of the Book of the Month picks, my Newest Literary Ficti...


  3. says:

    2.5 starsThe blurb calls this book achingly funny and as I read I kept waiting to laugh or chuckle Nope Then I waited to be amused, or maybe even read something that put a smile on my face But nope, not even one tiny little bit I really don t get the reviews that call this book funny Greg, an obese, retired man in his late 50 s, and obviously depressed, sets off in an RV to find his addict son who has gone missing As he travels, he reminisces on ...


  4. says:

    Appetites For DestructionBy Judge Nina SankovitchWhat is it about the word addict that triggers so many contrasting emotions Pity, fear, anger, disgust, sympathy And what about empathy After reading Eat Only When You re Hungry, the empathy I felt outweighed every other feeling I came away weeping, laughing, and nodding in recognition.After all, aren t we all addicted to something Why do some of us maintain balance while others fall so hard for so little Lindsay Hunter poses these questio Appetites For DestructionB...


  5. says:

    This is a short novel that somehow feels very long Fifty eight year old Greg obese, listless, depressed decides to rent an RV so that he can try to find his missing addict son GJ For the entire novel we re pretty much in Greg s head I typically love unlikable characters and I wish I could put my finger on why I didn t enjoy this one but I m struggling The truth is that Greg is just as messed up as GJ in his own ways He was a bad father and a bad husband to his first wife and he ...


  6. says:

    An unhappy middle aged man goes on a trip to find his missing son, but along the way, as he fills his aching heart with roadside junk food, he faces up to harsh truths about his own existence Hunter is one of today s smartest writers and she has written a powerful, sharp look at addiction and Americ...


  7. says:

    Smart creative writing, loved that.I enjoyed the way Hunter was able to manipulate layer all her character s individual personal dysfunction Each character was very real and unique in their own distorted way So much so, I was silently cheering G...


  8. says:

    Updated Here s my review for LARB YES to every line of this perfect novel.


  9. says:

    Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a finished copy of this book for review purposes all opinions are my own.I read fiction for many reasons, the three main ones being entertainment, education and emotion the 3 Es for me I have decided to rate this book based on these because I am really struggling to express my active dislike for this book contrasted with my true appreciation for the writer s abilities and the literary nature of it Because I do really appreciate what Hunter d Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a finished copy of this book for review purposes all opinions are my own.I read fiction for many reasons, the th...


  10. says:

    I wish an extensive and painful root canal onto every single character in this novel.


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Eat Only When Youre Hungry A Father Searches For His Addict Son While Grappling With His Own Choices As A Parent And As A User Of Sorts In Lindsay Hunter S Achingly Funny, Fiercely Honest Second Novel, Eat Only When You Re Hungry, We Meet Greg An Overweight Fifty Eight Year Old And The Father Of Greg Junior, GJ, Who Has Been Missing For Three Weeks GJ S Been An Addict His Whole Adult Life, Disappearing For Days At A Time, But For Some Reason This Absence Feels Different, And Greg Has Convinced Himself That He S The Only One Who Can Find His Son So He Rents An RV And Drives From His Home In West Virginia To The Outskirts Of Orlando, Florida, The Last Place GJ Was Seen As We Travel Down The Streets Of The Bizarroland That Is Florida, The Urgency To Find GJ Slowly Recedes Into The Background, And The Truths About Greg S Mistakes As A Father, A Husband, A Man Are Uncovered.In Eat Only When You Re Hungry, Hunter Elicits Complex Sympathy For Her Characters, Asking The Reader To Take A Closer Look At The Way We Think About Addiction Why We Demonize The Junkie But Turn A Blind Eye To Drinking A Little Too Much Or Eating Too Much And The Fallout Of Failing Ourselves.


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