Monday, July 28, 2008

Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp

Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp by Stephanie Klein

What was this book about?

Stephanie Klein is told by her doctor that the twins she is carrying require her to gain 50 lbs. What the doctor doesn’t know is that Stephanie has a history of weight problems and the thought of gaining all that weight sends her into a tailspin.

It requires her to reevaluate her past – what brought on the poor self confidence and weight problems. How did she overcome it? Did she truly overcome it? She tells her story of the battle of the bulge while living in a society that only persecutes you for being overweight.

What did you like/dislike about the book?

This book is written in the same style that Stephenie’s blog is written (Greek Tragedy). You can’t help but cringe when people do cruel things to her, cry when she cries, and laugh when she laughs. She just brings that out in you. She poors our her heart and her story – opening herself up for critiques and you just can’t help but identify with some part of her story. Every woman has felt inferior about something and she opens up about one of her greatest struggles.

While at times it was a little difficult for me to follow along (since she has combined many years of her own experiences into one year). I genuinely enjoyed it and will continue to read her books and her blog for many years to come.

What genre would you consider this?




mrsben19 said...

I just got finished reading this book, and absolutely fell in love with it! My mom was actually reading it at the same time, so every day we would call each other and discuss. The only thing that bothers me is how she could ever forgive her parents for the horrible things they did to her self esteem.

Book Maniac said...

If you liked this book - you definitely should try reading Straight Up and Dirty her other book. And definitely check out her blog it is a fun read.