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Old 06-13-2005, 03:41 PM   #16
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I enjoyed Night Swimming, although she must be doing hours if she can lose that much weight. I do hydrofit water aerobics four times a week and two full-body workouts a week and haven't lost nearly that much. I know. . .it's fiction!
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Old 06-17-2005, 05:04 PM   #17
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Mrs. Jim,

I didn't really think Blubber was as much about weight loss as it was about how cruel kids/teens can be (there was no such thing as a "tween" back then).

Other teen books, though:
Me and Fat Glenda
Hey, Remember Fat Glenda? (best)
Fat Glenda's Summer Romance

When Mirrors Lie (about EDs)

Usless in remembering authors from that long ago! Sorry.
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Old 06-19-2005, 08:23 PM   #18
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I'm going to 4th She's come Undone by Wally Lamb. Its one of my favorite books.

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Old 06-29-2005, 08:45 AM   #19
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5th right here. I LOVED that book.

I also loved Blubber, by Judy Blume. My daughter just finished reading it and she loved it also.

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Old 09-09-2005, 07:01 PM   #20
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Just Desserts...by Patti Masserman (sp) is a good fiction read.
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Old 09-09-2005, 07:39 PM   #21
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Now this is a totally awesome topic! Thanks for starting it!! I love to read... and yes for some reason I like to things that pertain (sp?) to life's issues.

Unfortionately I cannot recommend anything. All I have read are cookbook, diet books and stuff like that. OH... I was told about a book called Losing It awhile ago. I have it... but I have yet to be able to read it.

I made a list of the books you all mentioned. I am going to check them out. Thanks.... and if I can find any good books I will let you know.
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Old 09-09-2005, 07:40 PM   #22
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By the way... Blubber was AWESOME!!
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I'm all for Jemima J. I loved it!!
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Old 10-02-2005, 11:46 AM   #24
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LOVED Jemima J. Also just finished Life in the Fat Lane and Diary of a Fat Housewife. Both were good but I was disappointed in the abrupt ending of the latter. I found a great website to swap old books (www.paperbackswap.com) and I just searched for these ones people recommended here and got to check them out. If anyone is interested it is a free service where you earn credits by swapping your own books out. Feel free to use me as a referral name (regan_liz @ yahoo). I got a couple good cookbooks and exercise books so far too.
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Old 11-01-2005, 09:30 AM   #25
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I just finished she's come undone, wow that was a very good book! Thanks for the recommendation guys. For some reason I just couldn't get through diary of a fat housewife, It was too depressing or something I dunno I'll maybe have to try something else. Thanks for the great reads guys I'll check out blubber too.
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Old 11-01-2005, 09:46 AM   #26
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Hi ladies. Has anyone checked out Coming Home To Myself by Wynonna Judd? I got it and started reading it, however I have had to set it down for a little bit because I have been reading health (diabetes) books instead right now. But from what I read it seems like an awesome book! It is all about her struggles with weight and depression and everything in her life!!! It seems like an awesome book! I can't wait to read it.
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I can't remember who wrote this but "Just desserts".
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Old 11-01-2005, 07:32 PM   #28
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I really enjoyed this book, although I think it's based on a true story: Passing for Thin: Losing Half My Weight and Finding My Self by Frances Kuffel.
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Yep, Passing For Thin is an autobiography - Frances Kuffel is a real person who really lost all that weight.
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I can't BELIEVE I forgot to mention this one - which is one of my favorite trashy novels

The only catch is you MUST read the first of the two books...both written by Kathryn Harvey.

The one having to do with weightloss is titled Stars which is the sequel to Butterfly.

Both delightfully trashy, engrossing, and fun to read with absolutely no socially redeeming value and a weightloss theme to boot (at least in Stars.
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