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Passing for Thin: Losing Half My Weight and Finding My Self
Passing for Thin Losing Half My Weight and Finding My Self
Author: Frances Kuffel
An intimate and darkly comic memoir of a woman who does a 180 with her body. — When she was in her early forties, Frances Kuffel lost half her body weight. In Passing for Thin, Frances describes with unflinching honesty and a wickedly dark sense of humor her first fumbling introductions to her newly slender body, shining a light on the sha...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780767912921
ISBN-10: 0767912926
Publication Date: 12/28/2004
Pages: 288
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3.5 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Broadway
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 7
I was not impressed with this book at all. The author was extremely pessimistic about everyone and everything throughout the whole book. It was almost like she hated everyone that was thinner than she was because she was jealous. But on the same note she hated everyone that was fat because she "didn't want to be infected with their disease." I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone. It was packed with negative comments and information that I don't need to know about the author like how she needs to shave her pubic hair or "beard" as she calls it. There was really no "turning point" in this book where the author "found her self" so I don't even understand how she came up with the title. Don't waste your time on this one.
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Helpful Score: 3
What a great retelling of a woman's struggle to become the "new" her - she finds joy in things that many of us overlook. Her life was not all "happily ever after" once she lost weight either. This woman is real, raw, and worth reading!
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Helpful Score: 2
I got half way through the book and just couldn't seem to finish it - it seemed somewhat humorous in the beginning but I just couldn't get into it for some reason. Seemed like a fun book to read but it could have been the mood(s) I was in at the time I would read it.
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Helpful Score: 2
I love this book...it reminds us that we are more than the size and shape or our bodies.
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Helpful Score: 2
Fast reading...even if you only have mild weight issues, you will admire Kuffel's ability to put words to the feelings and to crystallize the daily experiences of one who is "too big". The book is inspirational; however, I was disappointed to find on further research that Kuffel is now writing a book about weight-loss relapse.
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I enjoyed sections of this book, but on the whole, it was too long and repetitive.


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