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Dara-Lynn Weiss
Dara-Lynn Weiss is a freelance writer and producer of Internet, print, and television content. She is the author of "THE HEAVY: A Mother, A Daughter, A Diet -- A Memoir," which chronicles her efforts to help her 7-year-old daughter overcome childhood obesity. She lives with her husband and two... show more

Dara-Lynn Weiss is a freelance writer and producer of Internet, print, and television content. She is the author of "THE HEAVY: A Mother, A Daughter, A Diet -- A Memoir," which chronicles her efforts to help her 7-year-old daughter overcome childhood obesity. She lives with her husband and two children in New York City. http://www.facebook.com/daralynnweiss
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Constantly Moving the Bookmark rated it 8 years ago
What would you do if you took your cute but chubby little 7-year-old daughter to the pediatrician for an annual check-up only to be told that she was considered obese? That is exactly the situation in which Ms. Weiss found herself. She had the immediate reaction of guilt, as would most mothers. S...
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miscellaneous debris rated it 9 years ago
This book changed the way I think about the childhood obesity epidemic. I saw glimpses of myself in the judgmental acquaintances and well-meaning friends that made this mother-daughter story more difficult. I would love to see this book as a community read, if only to start a real conversation abo...
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