Memoirs of a Fat Camp

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This is a truly remarkable book. the author’s honesty in telling about her experiences of being an overweight preteen and teen is impressive and touching.

When Klein (Straight Up and Dirty) becomes pregnant and is instructed to gain weight, she flashes back to the years of trying to reduce. Klein movingly relates the humiliation she endured from other campers and her flirtation with bulimia. But in the end, the narrative is less of a journey than a slog. While capturing the agonies of the unpopular, Klein succinctly sums up society’s attitude to overweight women. But the insights are obvious: society is cruel to fat kids, and kind to thin ones.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0060843292/makingthebe08-20

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