The New York Times best seller, in paperback as well as hardcover.
"Born Round" was named one of the Best 100 books of 2009 by Publishers Weekly and one of the 100 notable books of 2009 by the New York Times. The editors at Amazon.com ranked it no. 28 among all books published in 2009 and no. 2 among food-related literature.
author of Eat, Pray, Love
starred review and “PW Pick of the Week”
"Brave, brutally honest, often hilarious and truly endearing."
official Amazon review; book named one of seven best of August
Sunday Book Review
"Even the darkest periods are leavened by Bruni's black humor, which recalls that of Augusten Burroughs . . . or perhaps David Sedaris."
Style section review
About the Book
Originally released in hardcover in August 2009, “Born Round” describes my eccentric and sometimes difficult relationship with food, from my childhood through my five and a half years as the restaurant critic of the New York Times. It’s about eating—publicly, privately, as a job, as a compulsion, with joy, with shame—and it’s about the role that food plays in families, in romantic relationships and in a person’s self-image. My eating yielded no shortage of drama and comedy, all of which is present in this story, told in a manner that I hope you’ll find entertaining and moving.