The Elephant in the Room
I’m excited for Tommy Tomlinson’s new book The Elephant in the Room: One fat man’s quest to get smaller in a growing America. Tomlinson has long held court in Charlotte with his unique, often poignant — and always honest — voice. This memoir promises to be all of that, as it tells of his experience approaching 50 years old at 460 pounds. As he struggled with health issues and related challenges, he also struggled with how to change — and whether or not he really wanted to. This story is an intensely personal one, but also very relevant for so many. Tomlinson’s book explores how he — and we — got to this point in America.
I’ve so enjoyed Tomlinson’s new podcast on NPR, SouthBound, and can’t wait to hear about The Elephant in the Room on Tuesday, January 15th, 7-8:30pm at Park Road Books in Charlotte.