Book Review: The Fat Man’s Monologue by Aliza Galkin-Smith

Title: The Fat Man’s Monologue

Author: Aliza Galkin-Smith

Genre: Literary Fiction, Family

Age Group: Adult

Rating: 4 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

A popular history lecturer realizes at mid-life that he is not accountable to anyone, and decides to pursue his great passions: food, women and human history. Traveling through northern Italy, Wales, Devon and other locations, he learns and writes about food and the colorful stories behind it. In a charming, funny and witty monologue, he touches on his cravings for food and women, with detours into history.

The Fat Man’s Monologue offers a portrait of a fat man who cannot be ignored. It is a book about food and about people who like to eat; a book about unique places and extraordinary recipes; about the paraphernalia of food, people, places and events, about love of life and food, and delightful locations, journeys and recipes. It is a book for lovers of food and life, whether fat or slim, that offers an inspiringly optimistic and humanistic look at life, through the eyes of a charismatic hero-narrator who will stay with you long after the last page.

In The Fat Man’s Monologue, a popular history lecturer realizes at mid-life that he’s not accountable to anyone, and decides to pursue his great passions: food, women and human history.

He travels through Italy, Wales, and lots of other locations, writing about local food and the stories behind it. The book is mostly about food, but in a charming, humorous way, about extraordinary places and people, love of life, food and journeys.

The focus of the book is life, living life to the fullest, and enjoying every moment of it. The book is an unique experience, hilarious, eye-opening, and well, it managed to make me extremely hungry, hah!

Fans of food, life, traveling, will definitely enjoy this book.

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