Good Eater: The True Story of One Man's Struggle with Binge by Ron Saxen

By Ron Saxen

Raised in a sternly disciplined, non secular loved ones, writer Ron Saxen rose to turn into a most sensible type model-only to observe his desires collapse as binge consuming affliction packed countless numbers of kilos onto his glossy body. With candor, wit, and willing perception, he tells the inspiring tale of his fight to beat his obsession with foodstuff and weight and his quest to forge a sturdy and confident id. a true page-turner.

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I drooled in antic ipation as we rode our spi der bikes to our usual hangout, a base ball dugout that pro vided shade and pro tection from adult eyes. Our fort, ou r rules. ” The dugout’s wooden bench, sod a-stained concrete floor, and smell of fr esh cut grass wel comed us back. Cars whizzed by on the road behind us as w e unpacked our next hou r’s entertainment: two thirty-two-ounce wild cherry S lurpees, a one -pound bag of pea nut Ron Saxen 47 M&M’s, a one-pound bag of plain M&M’s , four Host ess fruit pie s, and the Decem ber issue of Playboy—our idea of a bal anced meal.

If there turned out to be no need to med icate, I’d pick a night to have a cookie party and w olf down the d ozen or so cook ies I’d hoarded. ***** While I reloaded my plate from the over flowing dining room table, the adults mapped out our time in Iowa. There’d be din ners at Uncle Vernon and Aunt Leona’s just down the street, a visit to Uncle Dick and Aunt Norma’s i n Omaha, and then one big get-toge ther at Grandpa and Grandma’s. What was impor tant to me and Rob ert was the fishing; it looked like we’d have three or four days of it.

Strangely e nough, Mom was the bad cop, D ad the good . It seemed Dad just wanted Rick to live; Mom wanted Rick to live right. Rick had found him self a job. He’d started out wash ing dishes but had already worked his w ay up to assis tant cook. He’d explored Yellowstone and done some thing called “hot poddin” at a place in the park called Firehole—I think this meant he’d soaked in the hot springs. “Well, everyone say good-bye to yo ur brother, we need to be getting on the road. ” 56 The Good Eater We all got up from the cots.

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