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I'm Not the New Me
     

I'm Not the New Me

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by Wendy McClure
 

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A hilarious and sometimes poignant look at the absurdities of weight-loss culture from an appealing and original voice. 

From the creator of the immensely popular websites Pound and Candyboots, this is the memoir of Wendy McClure's odyssey-on-line and off-through the Valley of The Shadow of Her Really Big Ass. It's about the universe she created for

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A hilarious and sometimes poignant look at the absurdities of weight-loss culture from an appealing and original voice. 

From the creator of the immensely popular websites Pound and Candyboots, this is the memoir of Wendy McClure's odyssey-on-line and off-through the Valley of The Shadow of Her Really Big Ass. It's about the universe she created for herself when she couldn't see herself as a kicky Weight Loss Success Story, only she put it all on a website and became sort of an inspiration anyway. 

I'm Not The New Me is about coming to terms with a family heritage of fat and drastic surgeries, and about self-esteem issues that are nobody's business but your own. It's wondering what's left of yourself after you lose weight-and just who the hell you are if you gain it back. It's about the absurdities of online identities and fat girl clichés, and the sheer terror of appearing live and in person in your very own life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594480744
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.11(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Wendy McClure holds an M.F.A. in poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She is the author of I’m Not the New Me and the creator of the online journal Pound, as well as the humor site Candyboots. She is a columnist for Bust, a regular contributor to the website Television Without Pity, and her writing has also appeared in Glamour, The Chicago Sun-Times, and The New York Times Magazine, among other publications. She lives in Chicago.

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