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"My parents may love me, but I also know they view me as a houseguest who is turning a weekend stay into an all-expense-paid, lifelong residency, and who (to their horror) constantly forgets to flush the toilet and shut off the lights."

Twenty-six-year-old Frannie Hunter has just moved back home. Bright, wry, blunt, and irreverent, she invites you to witness her family's unraveling. Her Harvard-bound sister is anorexic, her mother is having an affair, her father is obsessed with the Food Network, her grandfather wants to plan her wedding (even though she has no fiancé, let alone a steady boyfriend), and, to top it off, Frannie is a waitress who wears a dirty duck apron and serves plates of fried cheese to her ex-boyfriend's parents.

By turns wickedly funny and heartbreakingly bittersweet, Hunger Point chronicles Frannie's triumph over her own self-destructive tendencies, and offers a powerful exploration of the complex relationships that bind together a contemporary American family. You will never forget Frannie, a "sultry, suburban Holden Caulfield," who critics have called "the most fully realized character to come along in years," (Paper) and you'll never forget Hunger Point, an utterly original novel that stuns with its amazing insights and dazzles with its fresh, distinctive voice.

Published: HarperCollins on Oct 13, 2009
ISBN: 9780061745706
List price: $10.99
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bad idea buying this book if you ever had an eating disorder.read more
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I have read both "Hunger Point" and "Good Girls Gone Bad." Ater both, I cannot wait to see what Jillian Medoff has planned next.Medoff manages to portray the typical dysfunctional family. Dad is obsesssed with his novelty sales job, and tries and stay out of his overbearing wife's way. Mom would rather be at work, that at home. When she is at home, her main job is watching her daughter's figure. Shelly is the perfect sister. Smart, about to go on to law school, or will the strain of such a perfect life crack her? Finally, Frannie is the thread that holds the family together. The perpetual screw-up; yet the only one who knows what each family member needs."Hunger Point" really hits home to me, because I've struggled with my weight all my life. Even now, I still obsess over food so that I don't go back to the heavy girl I was. I also sympathize with Frannie in feeling that I'll never find the job meant for meread more
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A deeply thoughtful, extremely funny and completely engrossing novel. Shows a dysfunctional family in all its glory--honest, riveting and painfully funny. I loved this book and even though it was published awhile ago, I recommend it to all my friends. So, so, so great.read more
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bad idea buying this book if you ever had an eating disorder.
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I have read both "Hunger Point" and "Good Girls Gone Bad." Ater both, I cannot wait to see what Jillian Medoff has planned next.Medoff manages to portray the typical dysfunctional family. Dad is obsesssed with his novelty sales job, and tries and stay out of his overbearing wife's way. Mom would rather be at work, that at home. When she is at home, her main job is watching her daughter's figure. Shelly is the perfect sister. Smart, about to go on to law school, or will the strain of such a perfect life crack her? Finally, Frannie is the thread that holds the family together. The perpetual screw-up; yet the only one who knows what each family member needs."Hunger Point" really hits home to me, because I've struggled with my weight all my life. Even now, I still obsess over food so that I don't go back to the heavy girl I was. I also sympathize with Frannie in feeling that I'll never find the job meant for me
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
A deeply thoughtful, extremely funny and completely engrossing novel. Shows a dysfunctional family in all its glory--honest, riveting and painfully funny. I loved this book and even though it was published awhile ago, I recommend it to all my friends. So, so, so great.
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