This author has major issues that extend way beyond her weight..didn't like this story at all- I spent the entire time I read it cringing and wishing she would find a good therapist
This was an interesting read, not because of her self proclaimed fat girl status, but because she had such a neglectful and abusive childhood. It seemed patterns repeated themselves horribly. This is a quick read and Judith Moore writes well enough to make it an interesting read.
Only read about 25 pages of this book and promptly wanted to slit my wrists in a warm bath. OMG this woman needs therapy!! Never, ever read something so completely negative and depressing. I hope like Hell Judith Moore used the money she made from this book to get herself a good Psychiatrist. She needs one!!
"Judith Moore grabs the reader by the collar, and shakes up our notion of life in the fat lane."
An honest, gripping account of growing up fat, within a family who abhorred it.
Throughout the whole book, I kept wondering what the point of it was. We kept hearing about how "fat" she was, but I couldn't figure out what she was trying to accomplish through her stories. In that sense, the book was a bit frustrating. I didn't mind the negative tone . . in fact, it was a bit of a refreshing change from the overly optimistic novels. And her childhood was indeed interesting and heartbreaking. So overall, I enjoyed reading it, but it definitely was not one of my favorites.