Gallery Books, Paperback, 9781439150122, 241pp.
Publication Date: January 3, 2012
Jeff Garlin has dedicated the filming of an entire season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" to completely making over his lifestyle in two major ways by losing weight and going green. Larry David's rooting for him. Jerry Seinfeld's plotting against him. And his wife is just plain annoyed by everything.
The hardest part of the endeavor is overcoming his food addiction especially when craft service has a constant buffet of everything delicious you could imagine. In addition to cutting calories, Jeff accidentally falls into a love affair with pilates, sweats with Richard Simmons, and twice visits the Pritikin Longevity Center, which he says is rehab for people who eat too much pizza. As far as going green, Jeff has always been a big recycler, but he has a lot to learn. For example, actor Ed Begley Jr. is the guy to call if you want to reduce your environmental impact. Jeff does, and it changes everything.
Hysterical, entertaining, and eye-opening, "Curbing It" is a comedic memoir that's not to be missed.
Previously published as "My Footprint" with bonus material added in this edition.
Garlin also spent three seasons on NBC's "Mad About You "in the role of Marvin, and has a variety of television and film appearances to his credit including "Dr. Katz", "Arrested Development", "Everybody Loves Raymond", "The Late Show with David Letterman", "Tom Goes to the Mayor", "The Daily Show", "Late Night with Conan O'Brien", "Daddy Day Care", and "WALL-E". He has also had his own HBO half-hour comedy special.