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Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp - Stephanie Klein
Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp
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The author of the dishy memoir Straight Up and Dirty returns to share the story of her adolescence. Long before she was a glamorous young divorceé and superstar blogging mistress, Stephanie Klein was a seventh grader with a weight problem. At twelve years old, the boys at school call her... show more
The author of the dishy memoir Straight Up and Dirty returns to share the story of her adolescence. Long before she was a glamorous young divorceé and superstar blogging mistress, Stephanie Klein was a seventh grader with a weight problem. At twelve years old, the boys at school call her “Moose,” her only friends were the nerds and misfits of the school, and her nighttime beauty routine involved soothing “chub rub” on her inner thighs. After several unsuccessful attempts at dieting and many frustrating sessions with Fran, a nutritionist known as the “Fat Doctor” of Roslyn Heights, Long Island, Stephanie’s mother enrolled her for a summer at fat camp. Determined to lose her stubborn weight and return thin and popular for the school year, Stephanie embarked on a journey that would teach her more than just how to shed pounds. Wry, outspoken, and always entertaining, Klein describes her life as a chubby adolescent camper-getting weighed on meat scales, sneaking into other cabins for awkward first sexual encounters-as well as what it’s like for her now as a woman still struggling with weight and self-confidence. A coming-of-age story complete with before and after pictures and pages from Klein’s journal, the book will appeal to women of all ages and anybody who has ever felt like the underdog. Moose is about what we all go through: finding friends, learning about ourselves, and realizing that who we are has remarkably little to do with our waistline.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780060843298 (0060843292)
ASIN: 0060843292
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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2.0 Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp
I found this book to be sad. This is unusual since it is written with a great sense of humour and honesty. The story of a young girl battling with her weight and her experiences at "fat camp". The sad part was that she was so obsessed with her weight at such a young age (11) and the importance every...
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2manybooks2read rated it
3.0
a funny, painful yet compusively readable book about the author's summer spent at fat camp. i could very much identify with stephanie's portrayal of a teen dealing with weight issues, and thought she did a great job at conveying the pathos of her situation with humor and honesty. i could feel her ...
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