BookshelfMonstrosity: These candid memoirs track the authors' struggles with their weight. In both cases, there were emotional and psychological causes behind their unhealthy relationships with food, which are revealed honestly, as is the support each received from friends.… (more)
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All her life, Mitchell had eaten lustily and mindlessly. Food was her babysitter, her best friend, her confidant, and it provided a refuge from her fractured family. But when she stepped on the scale on her twentieth birthday and it registered a shocking 268 pounds, she knew she had to change the way she thought about food and herself: her life was at stake. She tells us how she discovered balance in an off-kilter world, finding beauty in acceptance and learning to love all parts of herself.… (more)