Eating Ice Cream With My Dog:A Story of Food, Friendship, and Losing Weight...Again

Eating Ice Cream With My Dog:A Story of Food, Friendship, and Losing Weight...Again

by Frances Kuffel
     
 

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"A skilled blend of insight...and emotion" (Publishers Weekly), a memoir for every woman who has ever tried to lose weight.

Frances Kuffel transformed her life by losing 188 pounds. Unfortunately, she gained over half those pounds back. But she also gained four new friends during this period, whom she met online. Frances, Lindsay, Katie, Mimi, and

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"A skilled blend of insight...and emotion" (Publishers Weekly), a memoir for every woman who has ever tried to lose weight.

Frances Kuffel transformed her life by losing 188 pounds. Unfortunately, she gained over half those pounds back. But she also gained four new friends during this period, whom she met online. Frances, Lindsay, Katie, Mimi, and Wendy bonded quickly, dubbing themselves the Angry Fat Girlz. In Eating Ice Cream with my Dog, Frances Kuffel shares a candid and witty account of one year in which five women diet and eat, lose and gain, exercise and survive injury—and struggle to find their best selves.

Previously published as Angry Fat Girls.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Columnist, poet and short story writer Kuffel spent 42 years morbidly overweight before losing 188 pounds, which she chronicled in 2004's Passing for Thin: Losing Half My Weight and Finding My Self. In this follow-up, she recounts the story of gaining back half of that weight and beginning anew her struggle to find herself, this time with the help of an online "Angry Fat Girls" club, including four other women who have each learned the same disheartening lesson: "nobody who gets thin gets rid of their problems." Kuffel's narrative of rededication is a skilled blend of insight (the psychology of being overweight, the "literary paradigms of the chubby heroine") and emotion ("It is a lonely state, the fat woman and the food and her groaning, aching, widening body") that never flags in intimacy, honesty, or compassion. With keen humor and disarming skill, Kuffel introduces readers to the most private moments of the five women, whose addictive relationships with food make regular nourishment a constant nightmare of temptation. Though separated for most of the story, the members of the club eventually meet up in New York City for a conclusion that should prove unforgettable for anyone who has struggled with self esteem or addiction issues.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425238578
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/03/2011
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Frances Kuffel is the author of the critically acclaimed Passing for Thin.

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