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Passing for Thin

Passing for Thin

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by Frances Kuffel

An intimate and darkly comic memoir of a woman who does a 180 with her body.

When she was in her early forties, Frances Kuffel lost half her body weight. In Passing for Thin, Frances describes with unflinching honesty and a wickedly dark sense of humor her first fumbling introductions to her newly slender body, shining a light on the shared human

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Passing for Thin 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book for many reasons. Mostly I enjoyed that she gives you a up close view of her weight loss journey. She writes with insight and humor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I admire Ms. kuffel's incredible achievement in losing so much weight, but I wanted to hear more of the day to day struggle when she first began the program. The book jumped ahead to the first weight loss of 18 lbs without telling of those long and lonely days at the beginning of her journey.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.