Goodbye Jumbo...Hello Cruel World by Louie Anderson

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The latest self-help guide from the comedian and author of Dear Dad chronicles his struggle to lose weight and gain self-esteem in the face of a lifetime of negative conditioning. 100,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo. Tour.

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Published May 1, 1993 by Viking Penguin. 272 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Humor & Entertainment, Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Non-fiction

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Anderson bemoans the failure of diets to keep his weight off--weight he has lost repeatedly--and determines that his entire family of 11 siblings became dysfunctional (nine of them overweight) not only because of Dad but also because of Mom, who covered over the family pains with food.

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One of 11 children of an abusive, alcoholic father and a complacent mother who treated the family's hurts with massive amounts of food, Anderson chronicles the steps he has taken--forward and back--to find the causes of the low self-esteem he expresses in overeating.

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