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Fat Girl A True Story (Paperback)

Author:  Judith Moore
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0452285852
ISBN-13: 9780452285859
Sku: 31296294
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.75H x 5L x 0.25T
Pages:  196
Age Range:  22 to UP
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I am fat. I am not so fat that I can't fasten the seat belt on the plane. But, fat I am. (from the first line)
A angst-filled memoir of one womans obsession with food and ones body offers a poignant coming-of-age story that sets the authors love/hate relationship with food against her painful longing for a family, love, and a sense of belonging. By the author of Never Eat Your Heart Out. Reprint. *Author: Moore, Judith *Subtitle: A True Story *Publication Date: 2006/02/28 *Number of Pages: 196 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.25 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 7.75
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A angst-filled memoir of one woman's obsession with food and one's body offers a poignant coming-of-age story that sets the author's love/hate relationship with food against her painful longing for a family, love, and a sense of belonging. By the author of Never Eat Your Heart Out. Reprint.For any woman who has ever had a love/hate relationship with food and with how she looks; for anyone who has knowingly or unconsciously used food to try to fill the hole in his heart or soothe the craggy edges of his psyche, Fat Girl is a brilliantly rendered, angst-filled coming-of-age story of gain and loss. From the lush descriptions of food that call to mind the writings of M.F. K.Fisher at her finest, to the heartbreaking accounts of MooreÂ's deep longing for family and a sense of belonging and love, Fat Girl stuns and shocks, saddens and tickles. || Â?Frank, often funnyÂ?intelligent and entertaining.Â?| Â?Vick Boughton, People (four out of four stars) || Â?MooreÂ's unflinching memoir sets a new standard for literature about women and their bodies. Grade:A.Â?| Â?Jennifer Reese, Entertainment Weekly (editorÂ's choice) || Â?Searingly honest without affectation . . . Moore emerged fromher hellish upbringing as a kind of softer Diane Arbus, wielding pen instead of camera.Â?| Â?Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett, The Seattle Times || Â?Stark . . . lyrical, and often funny, Judith Moore ambushes you on the very first page, and in short order has lifted you up and broken your heart.Â?| Â?Peg Tyre, Newsweek || Â?God, I love this book. It is wise, funny, painful, revealing, and profoundly honest.Â?| Â?Anne Lamott || Â?Judith Moore grabs the reader by the collar, and shakes up our notion of life in the fat lane.Â?| Â?David Sedaris || Â?A slap-in-the-face of a bookÂ?courageous, heartbreaking, fascinating, and darkly funny.Â?| Â?Augusten Burroughs|A angst-filled memoir of one woman's obsession with food and one's body offers a poignant coming-of-age story that sets the author's love/hate relationship with food against her painful longing for a family, love, and a sense of belonging. By the author of Never Eat Your Heart Out. Reprint.
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Judith Moore writes with unflinching candor about her lifelong struggle with food and with her weight. Beginning with a supremely difficult, abused, and lonely childhood in which she was starved for love, Moore chronicles the minutiae of her obesity over the years. She also writes vividly about food itself, and why it has had the power to seduce her over and over.

Praise

Kirkus Reviews
"[S]trongly written and starkly compelling to the end." 11/01/2004

Publishers Weekly
"In her memoir of growing up fat, Moore...employs her edgy, refreshingly candid voice to tell the story....Moore pulls it off without a glimmer of self-pity." 10/18/2004

Newsweek
"By the end of the book, her obesity has become a paradoxical testament to the depth of her humanity." - Peg Tyre 03/07/2005

Entertainment Weekly
"Moore's unflinching and profoundly disturbing memoir sets a new standard for literature about women and their bodies....This fiercely unsentimental autobiography brings to life the clammy isolation of irremediable self-loathing. Reading it is a searing and saddening experience...." - Jennifer Reese 03/04/2005

New York Times Book Review
"FAT GIRL is not a book about the author trying to get thin. It is a story about the family, albeit a miserable one, that created a hole in Moore's soul that she tried to fill with food....Anyone who grew up fat (and please include your reviewer in this group) will find himself in [this book]. In all the books about weight and the effects it has on the psyche and the impossibility of ridding oneself of it, there has never been a book like FAT GIRL that lays it all out with such take-no-prisoners prose." - Jane Stern 03/27/2005

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   18
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0196
Product attributePublisher:   Plume Books
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