Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have (Anglais) Broché – 22 février 2011
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Présentation de l'éditeur
While he's working to achieve this fantasy future, Andrew eats. A lot. He buries his problems in his Mom's mini-snacks, analyzing his world while stuffing down his feelings. "When I chew loud enough," he says, "I can't hear myself think. It's like a little vacation." FOOD, GIRLS, AND OTHER THINGS I CAN'T HAVE follows Andrew's journey to self-awareness and self-acceptance (by, unexpectedly, joining the high school football team). By the end of the story, Andrew stops living in his head and starts participating in life. Perhaps most importantly, he comes to understand that feeling different doesn't make him weird or special; it makes him just like everyone else.
Biographie de l'auteur
Allen Zadoff was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and went on to live in upstate New york, Manhattan, Tokyo, and Los Angeles. A former stage director, he is a graduate of Cornell University and the Harvard University Institute for Advanced Theater Training. His memoir for adults is called Hungry: Lessons Learned on the Journy from Fat to Thin. He currently teaches writing in Los Angeles. Visit Allen at www.allenzadoff.com
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Then he meets April. She shows up a wedding that Andrew's mom is catering and he's hooked. His mind is set: She's going to be his girlfriend.
April joins the "in" crowd and it only makes sense that Andrew will work his way into it, as well. He becomes the center on the varsity football team. Better yet, April notices him and he's got friends who never used to give him the time of day.
Andrew has all eyes on him now. Somehow, though, it's just not as satisfying as he had expected. Will he give it up and go back to being in the background?
FOOD, GIRLS, AND OTHER THINGS I CAN'T HAVE was a terrific book. Andrew has a great sense of humor throughout, and the ending was a surprise that fit the story perfectly.
Reviewed by: hoopsielv
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I'm not fat, a teenager, male, or a football fan, but I loved this book. The main character is three-dimensional, as are many of the secondary characters. There's also a lot of great humor and a plot twist I didn't see coming.
My thirteen-year-old son, who's a football fan and a very picky reader, also really enjoyed this book.