The Afterlife Diet

by Daniel Pinkwater



Book Details

Language :
Publication Date : 6/05/1999

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 247
ISBN : 9780738804002
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 247
ISBN : 9780738804019

About the Book

The first commercially published fat novel, (or Schmalzroman), this book sold out its first printing in three weeks, and was promptly abandoned by its original publisher. Was this fat-prejudice, or just another example of corporate shit-headedness?  Now available again, read it with someone you love, and make sandwiches.

The gonzo humor and imagination that popularize Pinkwater as both NPR commentator and childrens author permeate every line of his

hilarious third novel for adults. . . . You need a wacko sense of humor for this one, but those who qualify will read it a dozen times over and laugh out loud each time.

Publishers Weekly

Corny? You bet.


The Afterlife Diet . . . dispenses laughs and startling insights about our cultures obsessions with body weight, personal fulfillment, and psychotherapy. . . . Part canned goods, part fresh food for thought, The Afterlife Diet certainly will satisfy your cravings for funny prose.

Philadelphia Inquirer

This is classic Pinkwater slapshtick with plenty of Jewish jokes and a lineup of puns that arrive like slow-motion whipped cream pies in the face.

Simply delicious.

USA Today

About the Author

Daniel and Jill Pinkwater are the authors of many books for adults and children. Daniel’s books for children include Author’s Day, Doodle Flute, and The Phantom of the Lunch Wagon. When he isn’t writing, Daniel dishes up witty commentary on National Public Radio. Jill has written several middle grade novels, including Buffalo Brenda and Tails of the Bronx.