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.
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!
I love this book...it reminds us that we are more than the size and shape or our bodies.
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.
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.