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Fat Girl: A True Story

By Judith Moore

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Format: Paperback, 196 pages
Published In: United States, 01 March 2006
A Top Ten Nonfiction Book of 2005 (Entertainment Weekly) For any woman who has ever had a love/hate relationship with food and with how she looks; for anyone who has knowingly or unconsciously used food to try to fill the hole in his heart or soothe the craggy edges of his psyche, Fat Girl is a brilliantly rendered, angst-filled coming-of-age story of gain and loss. From the lush descriptions of food that call to mind the writings of M.F.K. Fisher at her finest, to the heartbreaking accounts of Moore s deep longing for family and a sense of belonging and love, Fat Girl stuns and shocks, saddens and tickles. Searingly honest without affectation Moore emerged from her hellish upbringing as a kind of softer Diane Arbus, wielding pen instead of camera. The Seattle Times Frank, often funny intelligent and entertaining. People (starred review) God, I love this book. It is wise, funny, painful, revealing, and profoundly honest. Anne Lamott Judith Moore grabs the reader by the collar, and shakes up our notion of life in the fat lane. David Sedaris Stark lyrical, and often funny, Judith Moore ambushes you on the very first page, and in short order has lifted you up and broken your heart. Newsweek A slap-in-the-face of a book courageous, heartbreaking, fascinating, and darkly funny. Augusten Burroughs"

About the Author

JUDITH MOORE, recipient of two National Endowments for the Arts and a Guggenheim fellowship, is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Never Eat Your Heart Out, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Moore is the books editor and senior editor for the San Diego Reader and lives in Berkeley, California.

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"Frank, often funny--intelligent and entertaining."--Vick Boughton, People (four out of four stars) "Moore's unflinching memoir sets a new standard for literature about women and their bodies. Grade: A."--Jennifer Reese, Entertainment Weekly (editor's choice) "Searingly honest without affectation . . . Moore emerged fromher hellish upbringing as a kind of softer Diane Arbus, wielding pen instead of camera."--Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett, The Seattle Times"Stark . . . lyrical, and often funny, Judith Moore ambushes you on the very first page, and in short order has lifted you up and broken your heart."--Peg Tyre, Newsweek"God, I love this book. It is wise, funny, painful, revealing, and profoundly honest."--Anne Lamott "Judith Moore grabs the reader by the collar, and shakes up our notion of life in the fat lane."--David Sedaris "A slap-in-the-face of a book--courageous, heartbreaking, fascinating, and darkly funny."--Augusten Burroughs Frank, often funny intelligent and entertaining. Vick Boughton, People (four out of four stars) Moore s unflinching memoir sets a new standard for literature about women and their bodies. Grade: A. Jennifer Reese, Entertainment Weekly (editor s choice) Searingly honest without affectation . . . Moore emerged fromher hellish upbringing as a kind of softer Diane Arbus, wielding pen instead of camera. Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett, The Seattle Times Stark . . . lyrical, and often funny, Judith Moore ambushes you on the very first page, and in short order has lifted you up and broken your heart. Peg Tyre, Newsweek God, I love this book. It is wise, funny, painful, revealing, and profoundly honest. Anne Lamott Judith Moore grabs the reader by the collar, and shakes up our notion of life in the fat lane. David Sedaris A slap-in-the-face of a book courageous, heartbreaking, fascinating, and darkly funny. Augusten Burroughs" "Moore's unflinching memoir sets a new standard for literature about women and their bodies."--Entertainment Weekly (Editor's Choice) "Brilliant and angry and unsettling--there has never been a book like Fat Girl."--The New York Times Book Review "A magnificent achievement."--Andrew Vachss "Riveting."--O, The Oprah Magazine "Heartbreaking... hard to put down, no matter what the scale says."--Marie Claire "In its abrading wit and honesty, [Fat Girl] deserves to be widely read... by anyone who's ever, for whatever sensible-silly reason, felt like hiding."--San Francisco Chronicle "Bitterly eloquent."--New York magazine "Moore reveals herself not as just a wounded soul in need of succor but also a world-class sensualist."--The Washington Post Book World "[Fat Girl] documents, with a child's wretched matter-of-factness, the hatred that fatness provokes in others."--The New Yorker "What's most impressive about this book is its terrifying evocation of how food can bring nearly convulsive pleasure to the body... [Moore writes] in a manner both detached and unsentimental, mordantly amusing and unflinching."--Elle "Searingly honest without affectation... Moore emerged from her hellish upbringing as a kind of softer Diane Arbus, wielding pen instead of camera."--The Seattle Times "Frank, often funny--intelligent and entertaining."--People (starred review) "God, I love this book. It is wise, funny, painful, revealing, and profoundly honest."--Anne Lamott "Judith Moore grabs the reader by the collar, and shakes up our notion of life in the fat lane."--David Sedaris "Stark... lyrical, and often funny, Judith Moore ambushes you on the very first page, and in short order has lifted you up and broken your heart."--Newsweek "A slap-in-the-face of a book--courageous, heartbreaking, fascinating, and darkly funny."--Augusten Burroughs Moore s unflinching memoir sets a new standard for literature about women and their bodies. Entertainment Weekly (Editor s Choice) Brilliant and angry and unsettling there has never been a book like Fat Girl. The New York Times Book Review A magnificent achievement. Andrew Vachss Riveting. O, The Oprah Magazine Heartbreaking hard to put down, no matter what the scale says. Marie Claire In its abrading wit and honesty, [Fat Girl] deserves to be widely read by anyone who s ever, for whatever sensible-silly reason, felt like hiding. San Francisco Chronicle Bitterly eloquent. New York magazine Moore reveals herself not as just a wounded soul in need of succor but also a world-class sensualist. The Washington Post Book World [Fat Girl] documents, with a child s wretched matter-of-factness, the hatred that fatness provokes in others. The New Yorker What s most impressive about this book is its terrifying evocation of how food can bring nearly convulsive pleasure to the body [Moore writes] in a manner both detached and unsentimental, mordantly amusing and unflinching. Elle Searingly honest without affectation Moore emerged from her hellish upbringing as a kind of softer Diane Arbus, wielding pen instead of camera. The Seattle Times Frank, often funny intelligent and entertaining. People (starred review) God, I love this book. It is wise, funny, painful, revealing, and profoundly honest. Anne Lamott Judith Moore grabs the reader by the collar, and shakes up our notion of life in the fat lane. David Sedaris Stark lyrical, and often funny, Judith Moore ambushes you on the very first page, and in short order has lifted you up and broken your heart. Newsweek A slap-in-the-face of a book courageous, heartbreaking, fascinating, and darkly funny. Augusten Burroughs"

EAN: 9780452285859
ISBN: 0452285852
Publisher: Plume Books
Dimensions: 19.76 x 13.16 x 0.99 centimetres (0.16 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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This memoir is so much more than growing up fat- it's about a lack of love, of terrible abuse and a need to find acceptance. Throughout the whole story, I was hoping that Judith Moore found what she was looking for as an adult, but given some of the few passages she wrote about her adult life, it doesn't seem to be the case. Some people have mentioned that certain aspects don't add up- swimming classes and her mother's alleged abuse- which does give me something to think about.

All the same, this is a good book to read, if only because it's so far beyond the other pity party memoirs out there. Moore is frank and harsh, but she refuses to wallow in her misery and keeps pushing on. She admits at points that perhaps she led herself into certain situations, though for the most part her life was out of her hands. It's also a short read, which is typically a thumbs up for me when it comes to autobiographies. Your life isn't that interesting.

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