Fat Girl: A True Story


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Penguin Publishing Group
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5.18 X 7.78 X 0.39 inches | 0.31 pounds
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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.


"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