I've had this same surgery and her doctors are now my doctors. Even though my experience was different, a lot of the emotions and the healing are right on target. She seems a little self-centered, but I guess the book is about her so who am I to say. But she does write well and the book is interesting.
I had gastric bypass in 2002. Reading Carnie's story gave me inspiration to have it done, and I have never been the same since. I lost 120 pounds and have kept all my weight off. I'm passing on her book now to someone else who would like the same inspiration that I had when I was struggling with the decision to have the surgery, or not to have the surgery. Hopefully this will help you in your decision. Also, feel free to ask me any questions if you get the book from me! =)
The story of Carnie Wilsons journey from fat chick to thin chick after she goes through a "stomach stapling" type surgery. She deals with her addiction to food and the fears/trials that have caused her to turn to food for comfort.
Yet ANOTHER book where it's Dad's fault, he doesn't know how to show his love to his daughter or family, and author finds refuge in food.
While the story is interesting, her lack of degree in psychology is very evident.
can't anyone take the responsibility for their choices?