Why no Schadenfreude, Chowhound-style, over Bruni's announcement he has gout?
- ipsedixit Mar 22, 2012 10:00 PM
Are we not equal opportunity snickerers?
I give Bruni credit for talking about gout. Very few people do. He gave some good advice. Perhaps he will help others avoid it.
Has he done something hypocritical or self-serving? If not, then this situation is missing the snicker-worthy part.
As others have pointed out, he handled his "news," both personally and professionally, in an admirable manner. John Bradford's words come to mind: "There but for the grace of god . . . ."
Ah nothing like perspective when you need to make a lifestyle change. In the wake of Ms. Deen's horror show across the food writing and not so worthy writing, I imagine we'll see alot more admissions of health from high profile food people.
Good health is nothing to sneeze at no matter how much we love great food.