'Born Round': Food Critic's Weight Battle

NY Times writer Frank Bruni was paid to eat, but lived in fear of food.

'Born Round': Food Critic's Weight Battle

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New York Times food critic Frank Bruni joined John Berman at Cafe des Artistes in New York City to talk about his new book, "Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater." Watch the full story on "Nightline," Aug. 19, 2009.

"Born Round," said Bruni, is "kind of a metaphoric reference to being born with an enormous appetite and a predisposition to gaining weight. And it also comes from a saying from my grandmother, which is 'Born round, you don't die square.' And what the book is ultimately about is the question of whether you can actually change yourself and your habits, over the course of my life and my struggle to do so." (ABC News)

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