Again, the book itself lacks some of the photographic evidence, most of which is entertaining in its own right. I'm adding in a few of my photos here to give a sense of the scope of this challenge, the ridiculousness of that much food.

The burger was 2.5 pounds when I first decided to make the attempt. It was beaten (and increased) twice in the interim.    

The burger was 2.5 pounds when I first decided to make the attempt. It was beaten (and increased) twice in the interim.

 

 

Just look at that thing. Who needs that much burger? Who needs that much anything?  

Just look at that thing. Who needs that much burger? Who needs that much anything?

 

The first bite. A look of uncertainty. Note the marathon shirt that I'm wearing: another test of endurance here, one that I will fail.

The first bite. A look of uncertainty. Note the marathon shirt that I'm wearing: another test of endurance here, one that I will fail.

One Million Maniacs, 2017