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Publisher's Summary

A hilarious and inspiring memoir about one young woman's journey to find a better path to both physical and mental health.

At 29, Kelsey Miller had done it all: crash diets, healthy diets, and nutritionist-prescribed "eating plans", which are diets that you pay more money for. She'd been fighting her un-thin body since early childhood and, after a lifetime of failure, finally hit bottom. No diet could transform her body or her life. There was no shortcut to skinny salvation. She'd dug herself into this hole, and now it was time to climb out of it.

With the help of an intuitive eating coach and fitness professionals, she learned how to eat based on her body's instincts and exercise sustainably, without obsessing over calories burned and thighs gapped. But with each thrilling step toward a healthy future, she had to contend with the painful truths of her past.

Big Girl chronicles Kelsey's journey into self-loathing and disordered eating - and out of it. This is a memoir for anyone who's dealt with a distorted body image, food issues, or a dysfunctional family. It's for the late bloomers and the not yet bloomed. It's for everyone who's tried and failed and felt like a big, fat loser. So, basically, everyone.

©2016 Kelsey Miller (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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  • Gillian
  • Austin, TX, United States
  • 01-28-16

Quirky and Oddly Inspiring AutoBio

Here I am creeping up on 50, and not a single bite of food has passed my lips without being carefully considered since I was 14. I snapped this book up like a fuzz-free M&M that's been on the floor for less than five seconds.
Kelsey is so very, very open about her life, her childhood. This is mostly a truly honest autobiography about her struggles with food, her struggles to be loved and accepted. It is painful, it is raw, it is warm, it is laugh tho' you just took a sip of water funny. And it's inspiring.
One of the first questions she's asked by her new intuitive eating coach goes along the lines of, "What if you're free from all your food worries and your body's just meant to be that weight?" That really, really made me think, and quite frankly, it made the entire book worth the credit right there. But the way Kelsey lives the answer makes the book worth the time you spend listening because there's a lot of give and take, a lot of back and forth, and the mind is a treacherous place to be.
If you're looking for a step-by-step, How-To book, this isn't it.
If you're looking for a place to start, an example of how someone started to love and accept herself and life as it is, this is a great place to begin the process of untying those knots and tangles we've all become

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New best friend

As you pick up this book, you might think I'm not fat so do I really need to read this? Yes you do. Kelsey is an amazing writer and brings to life a story we all share: The Diet struggle. Though she has so much more to say, you should really read the book instead of just reading this review. I will read and reread this book for years to come. Kelsey is just like me and struggles with many of the same issues. But she shows me that nothing is impossible and we are all works in progress. Kelsey if you read this, Thank you for an amazing book and an awesome story. Thanks for telling it and sharing it with us!

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Big Truth

Loved it. Found myself totally pulled into the story from start to finish. Listening to this was like hearing my own comments. The truths spoken in these chapters are what everyone needs to hear and embrace.

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You've GOT to read this book!

If you are making the journey to becoming an intuitive eater, you MUST read this book! It's funny and insightful and a wonderful read!

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Loved This!

My only complaint is that it wasn't 200 pages longer! Kelsey, when is the sequel coming out??

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  • Olivia
  • Houston, TX USA
  • 12-07-16

Enjoyable Narration & Relatable Story

Where does Big Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I would say this is one of the best audio books i have listened to.

What did you like best about this story?

I like the narration the best and how expressive the author was.

Which character – as performed by Kelsey Miller – was your favorite?

Herself - Kelsey Miller

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did have an extreme reaction to this book. It inspired me to take on some self introspection about my past and has peeked my interest in Intuitive Eating. I didn't cried, though I did feel very sad, and I did laugh out loud.

Any additional comments?

I found this book really enjoyable because I saw so much of me in it. I also felt like the author and I could be friends. It might not be everyone's cup of tea, but for me it was a wonderful listen.

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Great Story

Really resonated with me. Felt like she was talking right to me. Funny and wry. Sad and truthful. Highly recommend!

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Thought the book would be more a positive happy story

At times, It’s raw and sad, especially when she talks about her youth.
Wouldn’t recommend if you’re searching for an inspirational diet book. It’s more about the author’s personal story (and relationship with food) and it’s a pretty sad and difficult case.

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Terrific Read!

I loved this book. Great for anyone struggling with food, self acceptance, and weight loss. I am recommitting to intuitive eating since I want to get my life back - this book shows that it’s possible, and a much better option than yo-yo dieting.

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Food for Thought

This book was an interesting read. It was an amazing story, but I still don't know what to think about it. It is difficult to read at times, with no holds barred. It's interesting and insightful, but I feel it's missing that je ne sais quoi. Still absolutely worth a listen. Audible 20 Review Sweepstakes Entry

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