Emily A.

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The Heavy: A Mother, A Daughter, A Diet--A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345541345
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 15th, 2013

This book changed the way I think about the childhood obesity epidemic. I saw glimpses of myself in the judgmental acquaintances and well-meaning friends that made this mother-daughter story more difficult. I would love to see this book adopted as a community read, if only to start a real conversation about this pervasive issue. While I don't agee with all of the author's conclusions, I found her story thought-provoking and accessible.