Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-time Eater

The Times’ food critic reveals his lifelong struggle with chronic overeating and being obsessed by food and weight. A quick read, and an interesting glimpse into battles with weight– small portions, serious exercise being the happy ending he employs. Good pacing– the book starts with his time in Rome as a papal reporter for the Times, getting the call to be a food critic, and fills us in on the details of his struggles up to that point. The last section details his time as a critic, with disguises, and the lengths restaurants will go to in order to discover when he is eating there.