The Road to Wellville

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Granta Books, 1998 - Battle Creek (Mich.) - 476 pages
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Involving America's obsession with keeping thin and fit, Boyle's enormously popular and critically acclaimed masterpiece brings some of the funniest characters to the big screen. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Matthew Broderick, and Bridget Fonda, this blockbuster comedy's large budget will generate immense interest for this title.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In his fifth novel (East is East, 1990, etc.), one of America's most exuberant satirists takes on the national obsession with health and nutritional fads. It's a perfect fit. Battle Creek, Michigan ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Weightless epiphanies about losing weight from Anderson, professional comedian and bestselling author of Dear Dad (1989). Anderson's earlier surprise hit was low-key but effective as he faced his dead ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

T. C. Boyle was born Thomas John Boyle in Peekskill, New York on December 2, 1948. He received a B.A. in English and history from SUNY Potsdam in 1968, a MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1974, and a Ph.D. degree in nineteenth century British literature from the University of Iowa in 1977. He has been a member of the English department at the University of Southern California since 1978. He has written over 20 books including After the Plague, Drop City, The Inner Circle, Tooth and Claw, The Human Fly, Talk Talk, The Women, Wild Child, and When the Killing's Done. He has received numerous awards including the PEN/Faulkner Award for best novel of the year for World's End; the PEN/Malamud Prize in the short story for T. C. Boyle Stories; and the Prix Médicis Étranger for best foreign novel in France for The Tortilla Curtain. His title's Sam Miguel and The Harder They Caome made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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