703: How I Lost More than a Quarter Ton and Gained a Life
A moving, funny, tongue-in-cheek memoir about a woman who lost and found herself online.
Nancy Makin weighed an astounding 703 pounds in May 2000. She was forty-five and suffered from obesity-related maladies. Due to shame and logistics, she was homebound for a dozen years.
But all that changed when she received a computer. In cyberspace she found the friendliness, the connection, the acceptance and the nurturing she'd been missing for so long. She followed no particular diet plan; no surgeries, pills, potions or ab-crunching exercises played a part, and yet today Nancy has lost more than 530 pounds and kept it off for more than seven years. Her tale is one of redemption and shows a growing America that there is hope...if you believe.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - katiekrug - LibraryThing
Despite its title, this memoir tells the reader little about how Makin lost more than 500 pounds, much less how she gained it in the first place. I can understand not wanting to sensationalize her ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - skinglist - LibraryThing
A slow start, but a great read once I got into it. Malkin is in a very different place than I am but I could see shades of myself in her. I like to think I caught myself in time, and I hope I did. I ... Read full review
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