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What a wonderful collection of marvelous essays about so much more than food - about life, living, mortality, sensuality, satisfaction and much more, all described with humor - to be published so soon after this great American writer's passing. The Reader's voice and manner of reading Jim Harrison's words very much resulted in a mental image of Jim Harrison, himself, reading his own words.
Would you listen to A Really Big Lunch again? Why?
No. I quit halfway. It turned into a chore to listen; it got boring. I officially lost interest when he listed the French wines they drank. This went on for several minutes.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Nope. The story reminded me of Grandpa Simpson, who would weave in and out of anecdotes without segues. This was folksy and cute for a while, but it grew tiresome.
Any additional comments?
The narrator sounded like Wilford Brimley. On one level, this works because that's probably close to what Harrison himself sounded like. However, I am still recoiling over the line, "We talked about sex." Shudder. Not ageism; I would not have retched if Robert Redford had read that line, and he's 148 years old.
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