Fat Girl by Judith Moore
A True Story

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For any woman who has ever had a love/hate relationship with food and with how she looks; for anyone who has knowingly or unconsciously used food to try to fill the hole in his heart or soothe the craggy edges of his psyche, Fat Girl is a brilliantly rendered, angst-filled coming-of-age story of gain and loss. From the lush descriptions of food that call to mind the writings of M.F.K. Fisher at her finest, to the heartbreaking accounts of Moore’s deep longing for family and a sense of belonging and love, Fat Girl stuns and shocks, saddens and tickles.


 

About Judith Moore

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JUDITH MOORE, recipient of two National Endowment 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. She is the books editor and senior editor for the San Diego Reader.
 
Published February 28, 2006 by Plume. 208 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Young Adult, Self Help, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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As the author relates the trials she endured—just how fat she was, how her clothing fit, how she started each school year scanning the schoolroom for a classmate heavier than she—the episodes come together to make up a work that could be an anthropological study of the habits of obese children, o...

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The New York Times

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Judith Moore has been overweight all her life, and makes no apologies.

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The New York Times

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For a writer of Moore's talent, ''Fat Girl'' has been published to appear second-rate.

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The New York Times

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Judith Moore has been overweight all her life, and makes no apologies.

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The Guardian

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Fat Girl by Judith Moore Profile £12.99, pp196 Judging from the author photo on the back cover, Judith Moore is not a fat girl any more.

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Publishers Weekly

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In her memoir of growing up fat, Moore, who previously wrote about food in Never Eat Your Heart Out , employs her edgy, refreshingly candid voice to tell the story of a little girl who weighed 112 pounds in second grade;

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NPR

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Read an excerpt from Judith Moore's unflinching memoir Fat Girl: A True Story.

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Entertainment Weekly

Moore — who describes herself variously as a ''short, squat toad of a woman'' and ''a grotesque and grunting hog'' — writes with terrifying, icy candor about a lifetime of venomous self-hatred inextricably tied to her weight.

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BellaOnline

This is the story of one fat girl and her struggle to find love and is not meant to be a representation of all fat girls.

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London Review of Books

In her own words, Fat Girl is ‘a story about an unhappy fat girl who became a fat woman who was happy and unhappy’.

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