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Old 01-01-2005, 12:29 PM   #14
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Hi all,

I just wanted to 2nd another of funniegrrl's recommendations, Passing for Thin by Frances Kuffel. This book was delivered yesterday, and I absolutely could not put it down until I finished it. It's all here, the humiliation of being fat, the elation at losing weight, the confusion about the new body, how she handles becoming a new person. She lost the weight through OA, but the actual plan plays a tiny role in this book. It's all about the experience, the support, the changes.

As I get further from obesity, the sharpness and the pain of the experience recedes. This book brought it all back for me. Why is that good? Because it reminds me exactly why I'm not going back. This book let me re-experience it, with having to actually relive it.
Long enough have you dream'd contemptible dreams,
Now I wash the gum from your eyes,
You must habit yourself to the dazzle of the light and of every moment of your life.
-from Song of Myself, Walt Whitman
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