Moose : A Memoir

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Stephanie Klein was an eighth grader with a weight problem. It was a problem at school, where the boys called her "Moose," and it was a problem at home, where her father reminded her, "No one likes fat girls." After many frustrating sessions with a nutritionist known as the fat doctor of Roslyn Heights, Long Island, Klein's parents enrolled her for a summer at fat camp. Determined to return to school thin and popular, without her "lard arms" and "puckered ham," Stephanie embarked on a memorable journey that would shape more than just her body. It would shape her life.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 134.62 x 203.2 x 22.86mm | 226.8g
  • William Morrow Paperbacks
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0061672866
  • 9780061672866
  • 965,693

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"Candid . . . inspiring . . . With vivid characterizations, spot-on locale descriptions and sly jokes at her own expense, Klein offers an original and touching take on the all-too-common problem of childhood obesity." -- Kirkus Reviews "The memoir, which mixes painful revelations with amusing anecdotes, teems with details, like the sixth-grade Spanish class in which the teacher told students to identify themselves as fat or thin." -- New York Times "A candid, touching memoir . . . It'll make you laugh-and cry." -- "Klein intersperses surprisingly touching observations with crackling, punny lexicon. Grade: A-" -- Entertainment Weekly, for Straight Up and Dirty "Klein is a talented writer who tells the story of her love life with boldness and irreverence." -- USA Today, for Straight Up and Dirty "Klein's appeal comes not just from her nocturnal wonderings, but from her relentless plumbing of what went wrong in her twenties and how those mistakes inform her present." -- Elle, for Straight Up and Dirty "Klein's sense of humor is downright wicked...a great, fun read." -- Publishers Weekly, for Straight Up and Dirty "Nothing, it seems, is too private not to share with . . . Ms. Klein's legions of followers. And that is exactly how they like it. . . . [She is] the Carrie Bradshaw of New York bloggers." -- New York Times, for Straight Up and Dirty "Hilarious . . . perfect beach-blanket reading." -- New York Post, for Straight Up and Dirty "You could call her `a real-life Carrie Bradshaw,' but it wouldn't do Klein justice. With a fearless voice, the blogger weaves a memoir filled with heartbreak and humor... a compelling writer." -- People, for Straight Up and Dirty
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About Stephanie Klein

Blogger and author Stephanie Klein was born and raised in New York. She now lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and children.
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2,907 ratings
3.39 out of 5 stars
5 18% (512)
4 27% (791)
3 37% (1,063)
2 14% (403)
1 5% (138)
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