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The Man Who Couldn't Eat

Jon Reiner

Jon Reiner was happily married with two children, living on Manhattan's Upper West Side, when a near-fatal medical crisis that resulted in emergency surgery threatened to take his life. He was sentenced to months of intravenous feeding that required him to abstain from eating anything, in order to give his digestive tract a rest. The medical commandment 'nothing by mouth' came to represent not only the prolonged food deprivation that would have a radical impact on Jon's relationship with food, but the intense and enduring effect it would have both on his emotional state, and his relationships with family and friends. Jon's vulnerability during this profoundly difficult time altered these relationships, but the amazing support he received deepened his understanding love, friendship, and community.

Jon Reiner was happily married with two children, living on Manhattan's Upper West Side, when a near-fatal medical crisis that resulted in emergency surgery threatened to take his life. He was sentenced to months of intravenous feeding that required him to abstain from eating anything, in order to give his digestive tract a rest. The medical commandment 'nothing by mouth' came to represent not only the prolonged food deprivation that would have a radical impact on Jon's relationship with food, but the intense and enduring effect it would have both on his emotional state, and his relationships with family and friends. Jon's vulnerability during this profoundly difficult time altered these relationships, but the amazing support he received deepened his understanding love, friendship, and community.
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Jon Reiner was happily married with two children, living on Manhattan's Upper West Side, when a near-fatal medical crisis that resulted in emergency surgery threatened to take his life. He was sentenced to months of intravenous feeding that required him to abstain from eating anything, in order to give his digestive tract a rest. The medical commandment 'nothing by mouth' came to represent not only the prolonged food deprivation that would have a radical impact on Jon's relationship with food, but the intense and enduring effect it would have both on his emotional state, and his relationships with family and friends. Jon's vulnerability during this profoundly difficult time altered these relationships, but the amazing support he received deepened his understanding love, friendship, and community.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dan John Miller

Length:

9h 7m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:29


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

57:41


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

57:11


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

55:02


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

58:13


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

57:39


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

01:01:17


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

50:06


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

25:57


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

46:46


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

01:01:41


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

15:05


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

00:27