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.
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.
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.