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Passing for Thin

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2005

    Funny and honest

    Passing for Thin reminded me a little of Anne Lamont's Operating Instructions. I loved both books. Passing for Thin is both hilarious and cutting. The author holds nothing back as she details, first, what it's like to be an active food addict, and then, what it's like to do battle with those demons and win. You root for her the whole way through and yet you are SURE that she'll come out ahead. It's inspiring. If you have your own weight loss still ahead of you, buy the book. My own weight issues aren't exactly like hers. And I don't have the same amount to lose. But it's not really about the numbers -- she never even states *exactly* what it was she was eating (or not eating) during the period of her weight loss. So it's not a diet book. But it is a book that testifies that life-long harmful habits can be addressed and when you do so, the victory impacts far more than just the small area you thought it would.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2005

    Terrific book

    I would recommend this book to anyone who feels they are alone in the struggle to lose weight. Frances Kuffel is a gifted author and her book is the most enjoyable I've read in a very long time. I couldn't put it down! The author lets you feel like you know her - can see inside her - and you want for her everything she feels she doesn't deserve. Very inspirational, insightful...just a wonderful read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2004

    Incredible candor of self

    Frances is honest, sometimes brutally so. She is a normal middle aged woman with normal desires and goals. Once Frances emerges as an attractive woman, she faces these goals and desires as humble realties. A super book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2004

    Writing deserves five stars !!

    I read a portion of her story in Oprah's magazine.It was excellent!!Can't wait to read her entire story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2004

    Awesome book!

    This is an awesome book! What an inspiration Frances is to all of us who are working on the project of passing for thin, one day at a time. Frances, you've come a long, long way, great job! I hope you find the love and happiness you seek and richly deserve! You have a wicked sense of humor!

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