My Footprint: Carrying the Weight of the World
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date: February 2010
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
On Curb Your Enthusiasm, Jeff Garlin plays Larry David’s friend and manager, who doggedly sticks up for him and gets involved in his schemes, no matter how morally dubious they may be. My Footprint is perhaps Jeff’s best scheme yet.
Using his natural storytelling ability, Jeff documents his quest to live a more earth-friendly lifestyle and lose seventy-five pounds in intimate and hilarious detail. He exposes his innermost secrets and reveals his foibles—including his penchant for eating pudding and napping. A heavyset couch potato who daydreams about his next snack, Jeff dives in headfirst and begins meeting regularly with a personal trainer, a pilates instructor (who happens to be a former Solid Gold dancer), and using his Wii Fit. Jeff’s extraordinary undertaking yields highs and lows, struggles and triumphs—and many, many, laughs. Inspiring and entertaining, My Footprint is a comedic memoir that’s not to be missed.