Posted on January 30, 2019 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Roughly 93 million adults in the United States are considered obese.

So Tommy Tomlinson’s memoir will likely strike a chord with many Americans.

His new book, The Elephant in the Room: One Fat Man’s Quest to Get Smaller in a Growing America, details not just his own personal journey, but also the science and psychology that affect those other 93 million folks.

(The book has also been adapted into an essay published in The Atlantic.)

Tomlinson spoke with All Things Considered’s Emma Bowman about the lifelong climate that fostered his relationship with food and the event that struck the life-changing fear into his heart.

You can listen to their conversation below or read a transcript on NPR’s website.

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