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The Road to Wellville
The Road to Wellville
Author: T. C. Boyle
T. C. Boyle tells the fictionalized story of John Harvey Kellogg, the inventor of cornflakes. As perhaps the world's most successful health nut, Kellogg founded the Battle Creek Sanitarium, where he preached vegetarianism, colonic irrigation, and various other extreme remedies to his wealthy clients. (On his website, Boyle lists a typical breakf...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780451183743
ISBN-10: 0451183746
Publication Date: 10/1/1994
Pages: 480
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

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Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
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T.C. Boyle
Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140167188

Will Lightbody is a man with a stomach ailment whose only sin is loving his wife, Eleanor too much. Eleanor is a health nut, and when in 1907 she journeys to Dr. John Harvey Kellogg's infamous Battle Creek, Michigan spa to live out the vegetarian ethos, Will goes too. Truth and fiction are blended in this splendid novel full of wonderful characters and broad satire.
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Entertaining in Boyle's usual style. Better than the movie.