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Big & Tall Chronicles
Self-Help / General
Trade Paperback
Publication Date: Jun 24, 2004
Price: $15.95
Author: Gary Michael Marino
Edited by Andrew Rechnitz
ISBN: 0-595-32154-2
274 Pages
Ingram Book Group, Baker & Taylor

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  In 2005, Big & Tall Chronicles was released by Barnes & Noble Stores nationwide!

"Anti-Fat Crusader (and aspiring thin guy) Gary Marino will raise awareness about obesity."
People Magazine

"Marino talks with the easy energy of an optimist who knows tomorrow is going to be better than today. And as one… guy reaching out to another, Marino just may be the inspiration men need."
Boston Globe

"Told in a conversational tone as if you were sitting at the bar with the author himself…well, the salad bar!"
Men's Health Magazine

" inspirational story that tells us that even people like you and me can do this... What I like about the Big & Tall Chronicles is how honest and funny Gary is."
Suite 101

Big & Tall Chronicles

Misadventures of a Lifelong Food Addict!

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Part-memoir, part self-help journey through fad diets, food addiction and recovery, Big & Tall Chronicles: Misadventures of a Lifelong Food Addict details Marino's lifelong struggles with growing up overweight in America. Marino shares the knowledge and insights he has gained with the help of his Dream Team of experts, including a sports medicine specialist, a nutritionist, a personal trainer and a therapist specializing in weight-loss issues.

What began as a journal of his recovery from a life long weight problem turned into an often entertaining recounting of the "misadventures" that he normally would not have experienced, as well as his enlightening journey to health, attained with diet, exercise and therapy. The Chronicles offers a brutally honest look into the self-destructive mindset that modern day food addicts go through, and the frustrations and downfalls that occur while trying to live a normal life. The humorous undercurrent and heartfelt expression makes Big & Tall Chronicles unique among diet books.

Chapters include Paradise By The Buffet Lights, Post Traumatic Stretch Disorder, Livin LaVida Low Cal, 10,000 Cheeseburgers In Paradise and Jurassic Pasta. Later chapters explore Marino's inspiration behind his "Million Calorie March" project, which he received national attention for earlier this year.

"Humor was the coping mechanism during my 20 year struggle, and as a result I've written something that I think would have held my attention even in my worst stages of morbid obesity" said Marino. "I hope my story will inspire others to dig deep to fix themselves, once and for all."



Gary Marino with President Bill Clinton in 2006

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