Jami attenbergs the middlesteins has been getting a bit of literary buzz but perhaps not unlike the obese protagonist edie middlestein no matter how much of this book i consumed i was left unsatisfied and wanting more this is a multi perspective story. Theres a touching paradox in the first chapter of jami attenbergs caustic entertaining and bighearted new novel the middlesteins edie 5 years old and 62 pounds is already too solid in her mothers estimation too big for her age but how can her mother not feed her when she and . Nearly a year after announcing shed be stepping down as cbs longtime entertainment chief nina tassler is readying her next act at the time of tasslers 2015 departure from cbs she said she had sat down with her boss of 25 years ceo leslie moonves and over lunch on the radford lot told . The middlesteins explores the hopes and heartbreaks of new and old love the yearnings of midwestern america and our devastating fascinating preoccupation with food c2012 jami attenberg p2012 hachette audio. Jami attenberg in her fourth and newest novel the middlesteins gives us the rare sort of novel that captures exactly how it feels to live these days through the prism of a family in a very idiosyncratic culture ie a jewish culture the book centers around the complex though endearing character
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