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    Free Unlimited eBook 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 Eat Only Epub / 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 uncoveredIn 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 Only When You're PDF É demonize the junkie but turn a blind eye to drinking a little too much or eating too much and the fallout of failing ourselves."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 212 pages
  • Eat Only When You're Hungry
  • Lindsay Hunter
  • English
  • 03 May 2019
  • 0374146152

10 thoughts on “Eat Only When You're Hungry

  1. Roxane Roxane 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 between them and within themselves With this novel, Hunter establishes herself as an unforgettable voice in American letters Her work here, as ever, 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 between them and within themselves With this novel, Hunter establishes herself as an unforgettable voice in American letters Her work here, as ever, is unparalleled


  2. Jenny (Reading Envy) Jenny (Reading Envy) 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 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 , but his ex wife refers to the quest as a gesturethan believing it will help We get to know Greg quite well by the end of the novel his dietary habits, his willful denial of his health concerns, his bad decision making, his tendency not to believe something until he s seen it for himself, his lack of change over the course of two wives, the way his life has deteriorated further since retirement It s like seeing the longterm downside to a lack of selfcare, clueless parenting, and a lack of self awareness in relationships But Hunter writes it all in a way where I felt incredibly sympathetic towards all of them.I did find myself wishing we had a chance to see into the minds of some of the other characters Instead, we re stuck with the pieces Greg notices, and they are subtle, moments where he sees but doesn t absorb, and I think the way the author writes those bits was pretty genius.Read into it what you will, but I could not help but completely picture my father in law as Greg


  3. JanB JanB 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 his failures as a father to his son, and as 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 his failures as a father to his son, and as a husband to both his ex and current wife How in the world he found two women to fall in love and marry him remains a mystery He also looks back on the painful memories of his childhood, clearly the source of many of his problems, as he also has his addictions Meanwhile, in the current day, this is quite an eventful road trip, with many mishaps and troubles Greg is an unreliable narrator, but we don t find out until the end just how unreliable he is Instead of being surprised or shocked, I just felt sad.I normally gobble up novels about dysfunctional families, which is why this was my BOTM pick But I found this book mostly just depressing The subject matter and plot is interesting and timely, and the book is well written I saw where the author was going with the story, but I didn t see the point Everyone with addictions has crappy parents and needs to face their demons and escape We know that s a false assumption Plenty of great parents have children who are addicts of one type or another The book certainly highlighted the misery of people with addictions and their families, so maybe that was the point I really don t know.It s well written enough that I d be interested to read what the author publishes next I hope it s not quite so bleak I don t need happy but I do need a little bit of hope


  4. Book of the Month Book of the Month 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 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 questions through the characters of the oh so dysfunctional family of Greg, an obese father with one son, one ex wife, one current wife, an elderly father, and a dead but still dominating mother Whether it is booze, love, drugs, control, sex, or food, everyone in this family craves something, and for Greg and his son GJ Greg Junior , the cravings for food or for drugs respectively are overwhelming.When GJ goes missing, Greg decides to take decisive action and track him down What follows is a road trip that plumbs the miseries of the cycle of addiction, of failure and remorse and repeat, but does so in language so beautiful and with a portrait of family so real, I could not help but hope against hope for the best Every character stands on his or her own, unique and vital but also undeniably screwed up, with varying degrees of trying to come clean or happily living in denial.I d like to stay in touch with this family because I care about them, even as they infuriated me Spoiler alert bad choices outweigh good ones in this novel And yet the hope is there, no matter how many dead ends Greg reaches Which is kind of a definition of addiction bad choices, veiled hope, dead ends.The fact that Hunter made me laugh with her sharp observations of human nature and her sly asides about the human frame she gets us, inside and out , just makes this bookof a keeper, a treasure of a novel about family, and about the heartbreak, banality, and ubiquity of addiction.Readat


  5. Jessica Sullivan Jessica Sullivan 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 s currently 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 s currently a bad husband to his second wife Throughout his several day road trip down the southeastern coast, there are flashbacks to key parts of his life how and when he met his first wife, GJ s gradual descent into addiction, and even Greg s own unhappy childhood All these years it s been easy for Greg to channel his disappointment into GJ, but finally the time has come for him to confront his own failures head on This is one of those books that has everything I normally enjoy the observational prose, the deep character development, the dismal subject matter but for whatever reason it didn t wow me I think I just wasn t down with being stuck with Greg that whole time It felt exhausting and repetitive and depressing and hopeless, which to be fair, is an apt representation of Greg s life.I m admittedly having a hard time writing this review and spending too much time trying to convey what didn t work for me There were certainly things I liked about it I m not mad that I read it or anything It s gritty and real and unsentimental, and those are all positives It was a solid good but not great


  6. Book Riot Community Book Riot Community 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 America.Tune in to our weekly podcast dedicated to all things new books, All The Books 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 America.Tune in to our weekly podcast dedicated to all things new books, All The Books


  7. Erica Erica says:

    I made it halfway through.I just don t care about what it s like to be a willfully ignorant, 59 year old overindulging misogynist who needs something to do with his nothing life so decides he cares about his son, a known addict who has been missing for over 3 weeks, and goes to find him In a rented RV that smells like cigarette smoke The narrator irritated me as much as the story irritated me and I don t have time for that kind of nonsense.Moving on.


  8. Matthew Matthew says:

    Dear Cecilia, My hope is that you ll never read this, that I ll never feel as though this will be the only way to reach you, for my words to resonate Truth be told there have been many days in which I wonder if they ever do, this morning specifically, when you kicked and screamed and cried and went limp as I dragged you away from mommy s office But hey you re five, and I m currently a shell of the man I once was And while these are hardly excuses it s only fair I cut us a both a little bit of Dear Cecilia, My hope is that you ll never read this, that I ll never feel as though this will be the only way to reach you, for my words to resonate Truth be told there have been many days in which I wonder if they ever do, this morning specifically, when you kicked and screamed and cried and went limp as I dragged you away from mommy s office But hey you re five, and I m currently a shell of the man I once was And while these are hardly excuses it s only fair I cut us a both a little bit of slack Being your dad has been and continues to be the greatest thing that s ever happened to me It s also the most difficult endeavor I ve undertaken, and not because you yourself have been difficult I just want so much for you For you to grow up happy Healthy Intelligent Expressive Self assured Selfless It s days like this one, or the handful we ve had throughout your life, that wreck me That make me question my ability to parent, to provide you with everything you need to be that happyhealthyintelligentexpressiveselfassuredselfless individual I so desperately want you to be It s not your fault by any means, nor is it mine At least not entirely In fact, there s no one to blame in total Because that s just how life is, how love is But there are just some days where you feel as though you re failing at both I hope I haven t failed you, even if I feel as though I have a thousand times over It s a feeling I honestly don t think I ll ever be able to shake I know this is unfair maybe it s even untrue What I do know for certain is that everything I do is done withlove than you could possibly imagine A scary amount of love Which is fitting because I m terrified Of the future of your future and the uncertainty it brings I know how easy it is to drive oneself crazy thinking in hypotheticals, deriving storylines based solely on one s own insecurities And yet I am just as guilty of doing so as the next guy, of imagining the worst when all I really want is the very best You ve never known me as the drunken fuck up I once was It s a shadow that will cast itself over me for the rest of my life, but it s one I ve learned to make a place for When I quit nearly a decade ago you were hardly a glint in myself and your mother s eyes Yet I knew there would be no way I could possibly take care of another person when I couldn t even take care of myself I gave all of that up because of you, even if you weren t a you just yet I m lucky, if not fortunate, to have had such foresight, as so many others have not So, when inevitably the time comes that you ll want to rebel in some way, shape or form after all, we re still many years away from your teen years, heaven help me I hope you ll consider my reaction to it I can t say for sure I ll be lenient But I can say I ll be understanding Fair Willing to listen In fact, I ll always be willing to listen, regardless of topic or timbre, circumstance or consequence I ll always be right beside you, whether physically, emotionally or both I ll always be challenging myself to do better as a father so that you can thrive So that you can be you I fully expect to fail many times over doing so, but know that I ll do so with every single bit of my heart and soul Frankly, I wouldn t have much of either without you in my life Because for all of my failures you remain the singular success My singular success So, if you are reading this, Cecilia, just know that your daddy loves you so so so much It s one thing you nor I will ever be able to deny or question And it s one thing that will never waver, despite all of my fears and trepidations, all of my flaws and failings You are and will forever be my world I m just so grateful to be a part of yours Love, Dad


  9. mindful.librarian ☀️ mindful.librarian ☀️ 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 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 did with this story and I completely understand why she wrote it as she did Appreciation and LIKE do not always go hand in hand, though, which is what I found with this EAT ONLY WHEN YOU RE HUNGRY ENTERTAINMENT I have to say that I wasn t entertained at all by the story and didn t see the humor that other readers describe That s just me though me as a reader Every book has its reader, and in the entertainment category, I didn t feel it EDUCATION yes, I was educated Educated in the feelings of the parent of an addict, but also in the feelings of an addict himself And in the feelings of a man horribly uncomfortable with his every largening body and his entire life EMOTION.here are my emotions after reading this book depressed, dirty and rather sick to my stomach This is a novel of excess, but the kind of excess I don t actually want to think about and described in an incredibly lurid way There is nothing Hunter held back on in bodily descriptions and there were definitely parts that made me squirm and want to stop reading Was this a book I will recommend to friends as one I loved No Is this a book I will be thinking about happily or not for a long time to come and will refer to in book discussions Yes Perhaps that is the perfect summation of literary fiction as a genre


  10. Ethel Rohan Ethel Rohan says:

    I m gobsmacked this novel isn t being heraldedLindsay Hunter s prose is gorgeous and brilliant, and there s incredible skill shown throughout this tight, moving read.Yes, Greg is frustratingly passive and, yes, he fails over and over again and, yes, his world is often brutal, but he s a beast in how hard he s at last willing to look at the truth and to own it.So much of the pain here resonated and the ending was honest and elegant Hunter is the perfect name for this fierce wordsmith.


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Eat Only When You're Hungry[Download] ➵ Eat Only When You're Hungry By Lindsay Hunter – Thomashillier.co.uk 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 Hung When You're Epub Ü 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 Eat Only Epub / 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 uncoveredIn 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 Only When You're PDF É demonize the junkie but turn a blind eye to drinking a little too much or eating too much and the fallout of failing ourselves.


About the Author: Lindsay Hunter

When You're Epub Ü Lindsay Hunter lives in Chicago She is the author of Daddy s and DON T KISS ME Read her blog at lindsayhunter.