Eat Only When You’re Hungry by Lindsay Hunter – Book of the Month August 2017

31450596Eat Only When You’re Hungry by Lindsay Hunter is one of selections for Book of the Month August 2017 with an expected publication date of August 8th 2017 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Synopsis: A father searches for his addict son while grappling with his own choices as a parent (and as a user of sorts). In Lindsay Hunter’s achingly funny, fiercely honest second novel, Eat Only When You’re Hungry, we meet Greg—an overweight fifty-eight-year-old and the father of Greg Junior, GJ, who has been missing for three weeks. GJ’s been an addict his whole adult life, disappearing for days at a time, but for some reason this absence feels different, and Greg has

convinced himself that he’s the only one who can find his son. So he rents an RV and drives from his home in West Virginia to the outskirts of Orlando, Florida, the last place GJ was seen. As we travel down the streets of the bizarroland that is Florida, the urgency to find GJ slowly recedes into the background, and the truths about Greg’s mistakes—as a father, a husband, a man—are uncovered. In Eat Only When You’re Hungry, Hunter elicits complex sympathy for her characters, asking the reader to take a closer look at the way we think about addiction—why we demonize the junkie but turn a blind eye to drinking a little too much or eating too much—and the fallout of failing ourselves.

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About the author: Lindsay Hunter lives in Chicago. She is the author of Daddy’s and DON’T KISS ME. Read her blog at

My thoughts: Eat Only When You’re Hungry is a very emotional roller coaster of a read. You will experience heartache, sadness, love, hope, rejection, disappointment and loss. One minute you will cry and the next you will laugh. I found it hard to put this book down because I had to know what was going on and what will happen next. Many can relate to this novel about a broken family. You have either experienced it or know someone who goes through what the main characters in this novel do.  Hunter uses words to help you understand and feel as if you are going through all the heartache. This book is beautifully written and seamless flows from chapter to chapter. A very intense read that is well worth the time. ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. **

Book of the Month Current Deals and Selections:

Eat Only When You’re Hungry by Lindsay Hunter – Judge Nina Sankovitch 

The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne – Judge Liberty Hardy 

Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert – Judge Katie Cotugno 

The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh – Judge Tyler Coates 

Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips – Judge Sarah Weinman 

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