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MOOSE: A Memoir of Fat Camp

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A candid memoir of the author's struggle with her weight.When Klein (Straight Up and Dirty: A Memoir, 2006), a self-professed rotund adolescent turned nicely shaped adult, was told by her pre-term labor specialist that she must gain 50 pounds before giving birth, the author understandably balked. "If I gained 50 pounds, I'd weigh more than a Honda," she notes, "and certainly more than my husband ... Read full review

Review: Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Bronwyn Miller

In her second memoir, Stephanie Klein attempts to get to the root of the lifelong battle that has been her weight. At the age of eight she went on her first diet with the help of a local diet doctor in her Long Island hometown. At age 13 she attended Camp Yanisin, a summer camp specializing in helping young adolescents lose weight. Arriving at the camp nestled in the mountains of Massachusetts ... Read full review

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Review: Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp

User Review  - Ruby - Goodreads

I very nearly gave up on this book, but I'm glad I didn't. Maybe I was expecting the standard trajectory most memoirs seem to take: protagonist goes through challenging times, battles their inner ... Read full review

Review: Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp

User Review  - Caroline Barclay jones - Goodreads

I'm not going to lie; I found this difficult to read. I think the sort of people who may be drawn to reading it - some of them, anyway - are likely to be people who struggle with weight and eating ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carmen - Goodreads

A very depressing book. She has a unique and kind of unlikeable writing style. Read full review

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User Review  - Jess - Goodreads

this is a painfully relatable memoir. i thought it was sweet, brave, sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking. i saw so much of myself in these pages that a few times a had to put it down for a couple ... Read full review

Review: Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp

User Review  - Zaida - Goodreads

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User Review  - Diana - Goodreads

Loved the last few chapters where she reflected on her adult life. I can SO relate to so much of this. I didn't enjoy the childhood memories as much. Read full review

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User Review  - David Ward - Goodreads

Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp by Stephanie Klein (William Morrow 2008) (Biography). Well-told, but I don't care for her voice – she's WAAAYY over the top dramatically, and she takes her trials and travails much too seriously. My rating: 6/10, finished 2009. Read full review

Review: Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp

User Review  - Jen - Goodreads

This book is more than just a fat camp story or another memoir. It's raw honesty, full of childlike emotion and great perspective. It's about a girl with low self-esteem being shipped unwillingly to a ... Read full review

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