I am a regular reader of Jennette’s blog, pastaqueen.com, and I have also just recently read her first book, Half-Assed: A Weight Loss Memoir.
Comparatively, this book is not nearly as light-hearted nor as funny as Half-Assed, but I found it to be easier to follow and better written.
Chocolate and Vicodin offers a great deal more insight into her suffering and how she overcame that suffering. While it seems counter-intuitive that a book about losing 200 pounds actually chronicles less suffering than a book about a headache, that’s really more of an indication of how much suffering this headache has put her through.
Anyone who suffers from a chronic illness, that has had their lives nearly undone by it, will find a friend while reading this book.