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Fat Girl

A True Story
Narrated by: Carol Monda
Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
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“I am fat,” begins Judith Moore’s unflinching account of her life. As she describes her obsessions with food, struggles with self image and troubled relationships, she refuses to become an object of pity. Moore is the recipient of two NEA grants and a Guggenheim fellowship. Her previous book, also a memoir, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

©2005 Judith Moore (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

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Angry, Honest and Painful

The first thing that struck me was that the reader/performer must have been the author, since there was such suppressed anger and vitriol. I was surprised to find that was not the case. However, it rings true, since I've often been told that every lb. of overweight is a lb. of anger unexpressed.

It bothered me that the author never dealt with her obesity. But she clearly stated at the beginning this is not what this book was to deliver. It left me feeling depressed, angry; wanting more. (Perhaps that says something about me not dealing with my issues?)


I do hope she got some peace at some point during her life. It would be a tragedy for this little, lost, unloved girl. My heart broke for her. If that was point of the book, and that is the only reason I could ascertain it was written, then the author succeeded.