Angry Fat Girls: 5 Women, 500 Pounds, and a Year of Losing It-- Again

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Berkley Books, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
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A funny, painfully honest memoir about five women as they diet and eat, lose and gain, and struggle to find their individual definition of freedom along the way

Like so many women, Frances Kuffel wondered: how could this happen again? She'd transformed her life by losing 188 pounds-but, like the vast majority of dieters, she transformed it again by gaining over half those pounds back. After all the struggle and hard work she somehow lost control, once again forced to carry nearly unbearable physical and psychological weight.

But she also found new friends, in particular, four women in similar situations-and similar bad moods-whom she met online. Frances, Lindsay, Katie, Mimi, and Wendy dubbed themselves the Angry Fat Girlz and shared not just rage but embarrassment and fear, fragile hope, and a mutual obsession with shoes. They asked themselves-and each other-the difficult questions: Who am I inside all this weight? How much am I allowed to enjoy myself, and how much do I have to deny myself? What could I do if I was thin?

In Angry Fat Girls, Frances Kuffel shares their story and struggle to find their best selves along the way.

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I like this book a lot better than I liked Kuffel's first book, [Passing for Thin]. I found it flowed together a lot better, odd since it was a story of a number of women rather than Kuffel's journey ... Read full review

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After readig this book I asked myself the following:
How to Lose Weight Fast ?
How to Lose Weight the Healthy Way?
Lose 35 lbs in 4 weeks !
I found Cathy successful story on this blog
She inspired me with a real example!
Some excerpts from her diary:
- senior fitness certification
- weight loss medication lawsuit
- fitness program for senior citizens
- cinnabon nutrition info
- free lose weight

About the author (2010)

Frances Kuffel is the author of Passing for Thin: Losing Half My Weight and Finding Myself. She has written for Self and Psychology Today. Her website is:

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