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Stephanie Klein was an eighth grader with a weight problem. It was a problem at school, where the boys called her "Moose," and it was a problem at home, where her father reminded her, "No one likes fat girls." After many frustrating sessions with a nutritionist known as the fat doctor of Roslyn Heights, Long Island, Klein's parents enrolled her for a summer at fat camp. Determined to return to school thin and popular, without her "lard arms" and "puckered ham," Stephanie embarked on a memorable journey that would shape more than just her body. It would shape her life.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book--although at times it was hard to hear someone actually went through this stuff. Klein is a great writer, and I enjoyed her spin on things.
I would read it again and again
It's an eye opening book that kept me turning the pages. I only wish it was longer... sequel?
Page-turner, but very sad
It's so disheartening to read that a woman with a loving husband and healthy premature twins still has such a terrible body image. Perhaps Stephanie Klein should stop dieting, and begin working with someone who can help her see herself for what she is: someone who grew up into a beautiful strong mother. It's just really sad that her inner monologue is so self deprecating. Despite her best efforts, those kids will see their mom's lack of confidence in herself...no matter how often she prances around naked trying to prove otherwise.