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Author Whitely, Kara Richardson, author.

Title The weight of being : how I satisifed my hunger for happiness / Kara Richardson Whitely.

Publication Info. Berkeley, California : Seal Press, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  617.43 WHI    Check Shelf
 Windsor Locks Public Library - Adult Department  B WHITELY    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 258 pages ; 21 cm
Summary "A brutally honest story about fat prejudice in America--and one woman's experience with radical weight loss after a lifetime of fat shaming Kara Richardson Whitely thought she could do anything. After all, she climbed Mount Kilimanjaro--three times! But now she's off the mountain and back home again, and there's one thing she just can't manage to do--lose weight. In many ways, Kara is living the life of everywoman, except that she's not everywoman because she weighs 300 pounds. Her weight is a constant source of conflict and shame, as the people from every corner of her life--from her daughter's teacher to her mother-in-law--judge Kara for the size of her body. When it becomes just too much to tolerate, Kara turns to weight-loss surgery, a choice that transforms her body--and her life. Kara's story is one of living as a fat woman in America, where fat prejudice is rampant despite our nation's pandemic of obesity. In this fresh, raw memoir, Kara reveals this epic contradiction, and offers a shocking comparison of life before and after radical weight loss"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Whitely, Kara Richardson -- Health.
Overweight women -- United States -- Biography.
Obesity in women -- United States -- Psychological aspects.
Weight loss -- United States -- Biography.
Obesity -- Surgery.
SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Self-Esteem.
SELF-HELP / Eating Disorders.
MEDICAL / Bariatrics.
Whitely, Kara Richardson. (OCoLC)fst01930141
Health. (OCoLC)fst00952743
Obesity in women -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst01042776
Obesity -- Surgery. (OCoLC)fst01042763
Overweight women. (OCoLC)fst01049469
Weight loss. (OCoLC)fst01173454
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
ISBN 9781580056472 (paperback)
1580056474 (paperback)
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