The Heavy

The Heavy

A Mother, A Daughter, A Diet : A Memoir

Book - 2013
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An expansion of the author's controversial "Up Front" column in Vogue magazine describes her family's efforts to help her clinically obese, seven-year-old daughter to lose weight, recounting how their progress was challenged by judgmental and conflicting detractors.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345541345
Branch Call Number: 618.92398 WEI NVD
Characteristics: 240 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Mother, a daughter, a diet


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Aug 30, 2013

File this one under "too much information" provided by an over-anxious mother who happened to have publishing industry connections. I can't think how or why it would have got published otherwise, as it is badly written and rife with inconsistencies. For example, she describes mealtimes in her family of origin as adequately nutritious family affairs, then a short read later reports that there was too much unhealthy food kept in the house and her parents were frequently absent at mealtimes. Huh? Bear in mind also that the daughter in question is all of - wait for it - eight years old (!) by the end of the book. Poor child, having to grow up with this record of her mother's anxiety dogging her. All in all, don't expect much depth or even content.

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