Pandora Halfdanarson grew up with “celebrity” in the form of her narcissistic has-been actor dad, and is used to playing supporting roles in her own life – neglected middle child, second wife, step-mom. But in Big Brother, her carefully low-key way of life is threatened when she goes to the airport to pick up her hip jazz pianist brother for a visit and is met by “the creature that had swallowed Edison”.
Having failed to find the fame he believes is his due, Edison has determinedly binge-eaten his way to 386 pounds ( just over 175kg for the metrically minded), thus ensuring that at least he can’t be ignored. Putting her family, her career and even her own health in jeopardy, Pandora stages an intervention to save Edison from committing suicide, one Cinnabon at a time.
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