5 Things To Do This Weekend... Watch the Oscars and Song For Marion
4. Read... The Middlesteins
Thought your January fascination with dieting and food had come to an end? Think again. Edie Middlestein cannot stop eating. Obese and diabetic she is stuck on a saturated-fat suicide mission. Unable to stand it any longer her husband Richard walks out, leaving their three children to pick up the pieces. Jonathan Franzen is a big fan of The Middlesteins, a comedy by Jami Attenberg, which takes a wry look at marriage, family and obsessions that can kill.