In Treatment, Oliver: Weight of the World

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Chubby Oliver is a pawn in his parents’ divorce — but he can’t admit that they’re splitting up. They expect Paul to explain it to him. Sporty dad wants Oliver to man up and take care of himself; nurturing mom wants Oliver to be her baby and have a snack and tell dad how wrong he is. The boy’s food issues put a slight spin on this clichéd tale, but the real story just might be hidden in Oliver’s schooling Paul in blackjack: “If you don’t know the rules, why play?”