I’m With Fatty book review and giveaway

I recently was forwarded a copy of  “I’m With Fatty” by Edward Ugel to review.  

From the copy:

The book is an honest and wickedly funny chronicle of a father, husband, and all-around-food-obsessed man as he attempts to lose 50 pounds in 50 weeks – a foodie who can’t remember the last time he exercised but can describe every bite of his last Chinese takeout meal.

The book is really just a snippet of his life, 1 year to be exact.  He hits rock bottom when he needs a CPAP machine for sleep apnea and takes on a challenge to lose 50 pounds in 50 weeks.

I found this book to be a very, very fast read.  He uses a lot of humor, but you can feel underneath the humor the embarrassment and humiliation of some of the things he goes through.  It’s actually quite interesting to read from a man’s point of view about self-image and weight loss.  Turns out they think a lot like women do (only a little grosser at times).

You can actually read chapter 1 online here

There were times in the book where he really goes further than I want to hear about, like the colonic and the cleanse.  I did find his anatomy of a week long binge to be pretty accurate to what I have felt in the past.

There is a lot of self-dialogue which is quite funny, including the rationale of buying Halloween candy at the grocery store 😀  This is not a book about an eating plan per se, although he does sometimes talk about what exactly he eats.  It is more a book about the emotional/mental process of the 50 weeks.

I am not going to tell you if he makes his goal or not in the 50 weeks.  He did learn some surprising things about himself during that time, both good and bad.

All and all a good quick read.

I am going to send this copy on to one of my readers.  Any country, too!

All you have to do is leave a comment telling me the name of the last book you read.

I will pick a recipient on Tuesday morning August 31.

For more about Edward Ugel, you can visit his website.

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36 thoughts on “I’m With Fatty book review and giveaway

  1. Pam

    That looks fantastic! I am sure I’d love it!

    The last one I read was What The Bible Says About Healthy Living – by Dr. Rex Russell.

    It was amazing and insightful about a lot of things…there are a number of foods I doubt I will ever eat again, thanks to this book!
    .-= Pam´s last blog ..Weigh In 4 8-27-10 =-.

  2. Tara

    I just finished re-reading ‘Catching Fire’ by Suzanne Collins because the third book in her series (Mockingjay) came out on Tuesday and I wanted to be ready….so that’s what I’m currently reading.

  3. Melissa

    The Berenstein Bears Go Camping (I work with young children). I could use a good “grown up” read

  4. kwithme

    I read the excerpt that is on the web, it was really funny. I laughed several times and even read some to my husband.

    The last book I read was Darkest Night by Gena Showalter. It is summer time, I love light reading.

  5. debby

    I’m with Roxie. The last book I read to completion was The Good and Beautiful Life by James Bryan Smith. Looking forward to your ride report tomorrow. Froyo question; do they have ‘original tart’ froyo back there? Do you just not like it? Just curious. It is the only flavor I really want to have!
    .-= debby´s last blog ..The Way to Eat =-.

  6. Jan

    Right now I am reading Tragic Magic by Laura Childs. Love seeing what everyone is reading. I am always looking for new titles to read.

  7. Elisa

    Last book I read is Up the Duff by Kaz Cooke (a humourous book about pregnancy and birth since I myself was pregnant until almost 4 weeks ago). Now with a newborn son and a deflated flabby tummy, I need to read motivating weight loss books and keep myself occupied at 3am feeds..LOL! Love your blog too – such an inspiration to this Aussie gal.

  8. Noga

    I am usually an udercover reader:-). But I love your blog and I think this book might be a good book for my dad to read, he is having such a tough time losing weight. My last book to read was a classic: A tree grows in Brooklyn. Great book.

    Take care,

  9. Ifey Onua

    I love to read books and you will find me reading something. The one I just finished reading was blind justice by william bernhardt.

  10. Sandi

    I recently finished up the series by Stieg Larsson. The Girl With the Red Dragon Tattoo and the other 2 books in the series were great. I am a little depressed that I am done with them. Currently searching for my next book.

  11. Desiree

    Wife’s Tale by Lori Lansens was an interesting read (fiction)about an overweight woman who’s husband leaves her without a word on their 25th wedding anniversary and her journey of self discovery that follows.

  12. MB

    I’ve been hearing a lot about this book and would love to read it.

    I’m currently reading the second book in the Outlander series by Diane Gabaldon, Dragonfly in Amber. I just finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and look forward to reading the next two in that series. Oh, and I have Anna Karenina on my Kindle going too. So many good books, so little time to read …
    .-= MB´s last blog ..Dancin Shoes and Challenges Update =-.

  13. Ali

    I would love to read this book. I have just read Dear Diary about a girl that hits rock bottom with a different addiction- drugs. Interesting and witty, but would love to read this one!

  14. Heidi

    I recently finished It Must Have Been Something I Ate by Jeffrey Steingarten. As an Iron Chef judge, he always seems so pompous, but this book was just the opposite – witty, amusing and full of great information. He incorporates some wonderful recipes along the way.
    .-= Heidi´s last blog ..Flashback for Momma =-.

  15. Aimee

    It would be interesting to read about weight loss from a man’s point of view. The last book I read was Annie Freeman’s Fabulous Traveling Funeral by Kris Radish.

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