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Obesity, Food and Family

September 1st, 2014

Episode 38 of 461 episodes

What would you do if you feared your brother, or sister, was at risk of, quite literally, eating themselves to death? Would you - could you - intervene? And what use would you be to them, anyway? These are some questions arising out of provocative author, Lionel Shriver’s, new novel,Big Brother, which addresses overeating and morbid obesity, issues she has a very personal connection to. Lionel Shriver talks to Paul Barclay

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