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posted Friday, August 30 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 35
Serving it up family style - Eating My Feelings looks at domestic dysfunction from a unique Gay perspective
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Serving it up family style - Eating My Feelings looks at domestic dysfunction from a unique Gay perspective

EATING MY FEELINGS
MARK BRENNAN ROSENBERG
(Three Rivers Press; 256 pp)


Ever since Mark Brennan Rosenberg was a foul-mouthed, sass-spouting, overweight teenager, he knew his life was one for the books. And he was right: with the publication of his first memoir, Blackouts and Breakdowns, Mark became a self-published sensation, touring across the country and winning over fans from small towns to big cities.

Now Mark's back with a new book: Eating My Feelings: Tales of Overeating, Underperforming, and Coping with My Crazy Family. This collection of comic essays delves into Mark's outrageous childhood, recounting his struggles as a fat, sassy, soon-to-be-Gay kid, relating to the world through his beloved idols from All My Children, Melrose Place, and Clueless.

From battling his 'evil' stepmother with an arsenal of unprintable insults not suitable for your average 10-year-old, to attempting to blackmail his counselor at fat camp and shamelessly sporting blackface on Halloween, Mark's adolescent misadventures set him up perfectly for an equally flamboyant adult life. Things don't slow down when Mark emerges into the image-obsessed world of Gay New York, and he raises as much hell there as he did in the sleepy Baltimore suburb of his childhood. Whether he's hiring the personal trainer he only wants to sleep with, or blogging his way to fame with an X-rated twist on Julie & Julia, Mark's life is anything but boring.

For a guy who describes himself as a 'whiter, skinnier, Gayer version of Oprah,' Eating My Feelings is Mark's metaphorical wheelbarrow full of fat. No emotional stone is left unturned - or potato chip left uneaten - as Mark gives us an uncensored and uproariously funny look into every one of his food and body issues.

Described as 'the Gay, Jewish love child of Ignatius J. Reilly and Chelsea Handler' by New York Times bestselling author Alison Arngrim (Confessions of a Prairie Bitch) , Mark Brennan Rosenberg also writes the blog The Single Life. He currently resides in New York City and yes, he's single - so if you know of anyone, let him know. Visit him online at www.markbrennanrosenberg.blogspot.com.

Mark Brennan Rosenberg will read from Eating My Feelings at Elliott Bay Books (1521 10th Ave., Seattle) on Tuesday, September 3, at 7 p.m.

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