August 22, 2009 Fat Chance by Deborah Blumenthal
This was an interesting read. I really liked the angle of accepting your "fat" instead of crash dieting all the time. The answers to getting to our "ideal" weight are always the same, no matter the trend, and yet, for the most part, I think we can all go a little crazy over a person, event or trip.

I was a little disbelieving of the main romance in the book because I just don't buy that he was into her. And the final romance seemed tacked on. About 2/3 of the way into the book, I figured it was over and then realized there was 100 pages left, so there must be something left for her to do/learn. I was a little disappointed by one of the threads left hanging because I thought it would have been great to bring her journey full circle. I guess Ms. Blumenthal didn't agree. I was also surprised at the actual diet, including recipes, listed in the back. Don't worry I didn't photocopy it to try it (though I definitely thought about it yesterday when I found it), but it seemed weird to actually include this diet in a book that's supposed to be about accepting yourself as you are.

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