Klein recounts her summers at fat camp and melds them into one long story full of rejection, love, friendship, and bulimia. I loved her descriptions of the other campers and what they might be doing years later.
"Marguerite Bennetts from Maryland, sat on a top bunk...picking her braces...I imagine her now as a social worker who insists on using a rubber ball, instead of a chair, to strengthen her core."
Or Tara who probably became " a tanorexic, a women who always asks for booth with the newest bulbs".Klein is honest and real. After all of her descriptions of fat camp, I expected her to be like and I lost 1000 pounds, I love carrot sticks and exercise for 4 hours a day and I love it! You know like most fat transformation books, but no. I won't ruin the ending but Klein's a real woman with real every day problems-troubled relationships, pregnancy, the fear of being too fat. I highly recommend to anyone who's struggled with their weight or has young girls in their life who may be struggling with their weight. This is a book that will make you think about your own journey and struggles along the way.
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