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Fat Girl: One Woman's Way Out
by Irene O'Garden | Biographies & Memoirs
Registered by KarenZero of Brooklyn, New York USA on 8/28/2005
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by jneni): to be read


38 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by KarenZero from Brooklyn, New York USA on Sunday, August 28, 2005

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Found this in a box of free books on 4th Avenue and 12th Street in New York, NY on August 26th, 2005. I think I will pass this along to a new reader.

Fat Girl
For every woman who’s ever felt sad, bad, blue and mad about “overweight”, here's a sharp Lily-Tomlinesque monologue on one woman’s triumph over guilt. FAT GIRL: One Woman’s Way Out (Harper San Francisco) chronicles the struggle and subsequent victory over a lifelong compulsive eating problem.

FAT GIRL is an artist’s approach to a problem that has been scienced to death. It focuses on feelings. The story is told in vivid images and emotions which involve the reader deeply, helping her face her own feelings about food and herself. In poetic prose and over fifty sensitive drawings, Irene O’Garden traces her journey from childhood through maturity, from guilt and self-loathing to discovery and joy. FAT GIRL is a fresh perspective on a common problem, and above all, a very loving book.

“A poetic, funny, deeply touching look at the problem of overeating…O’Garden’s poetry glistens.”- - The Denver Post

“Ohmigod this book rules! Her story is so compelling and soulfully written that it almost made me cry. I love books like that.”- - Sassy Magazine

“Very moving. I couldn’t put down. I was impressed with the writing and the way O’Garden was able to write from inside addiction and make the mechanics of addiction clear. I know this is one of the books I’ll be buying by the dozen to give to people.”- - Ellen Burstyn

“The pain and anger of overweight is clearly delineated, and the struggle over power and powerlessness is presented in a quite poetic, dramatic way. O’Garden teaches us about addiction without being preachy or seeking converts. Her simple statements arise from secret thoughts and deceits and thus show the crisis of personal integrity that a fat person suffers.”- - Judi Hollis, author of FAT AS A FAMILY AFFAIR and FAT & FURIOUS, and director of Hollis Institute

“..a painfully honest little book, illustrated by the author and told in prose, poetry, aphorisms and no small amount of anguish.”- - The Oregonian 


Journal Entry 2 by KarenZero from Brooklyn, New York USA on Thursday, September 08, 2005

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I will be making this a bookray!
Here is the order:

loveamystery (BC, can ship US or Can)
Neena11 (Alberta, can ship US or Can)
snowy652 (BC, prefers to ship to US)
mwade78 (CA, prefers to ship within US)
booknhand (CA, prefers to ship within US)
MollyGrue (WA, prefers to ship within US)
babykittysmama (CA, prefers to ship within US)
penguinlady930 (NY, prefers to ship within US)
mysteryfan03 (MI, can ship anywhere)
susanmrz (NJ, prefers to ship within US)
Lizanne (NJ, prefers to ship within US)
faeriemyst (OH, prefers to ship within US)
SillySilhouette (OH, prefers to ship within US)
princessaurora (PA, can ship anywhere)
BrookeH (NY, can ship anywhere)
skcreader (VA, can ship anywhere)
Mamikaem (MO, can ship int'l)
kiwiwonder (NZ, can ship int'l)
Mirp (Ireland, can ship int'l)
Morgaine77 (Switzerland, can ship int'l)
menalima (Portugal, can ship intl)
MollyGrue (USA)
elizardbreath (OR, can ship intl)
amarania (GA, can ship intl)
momx3lovesbooks (NE, prefers US ship)
ariesgirl29 (TN, can ship anywhere)
sarahbear (Australia)

Please journal the book once you have received it (so we all know where it currently is) and again when you have read it (so we know what you thought of it!). Enjoy the book!

This bookray will be always open to new readers so if you'd like to recommend this bookray to any friends, feel free! 


Journal Entry 3 by KarenZero at Controlled Release in Controlled Release, --by post or by hand (ie ring, ray, RABCK, trade) -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, September 14, 2005

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On its way to Vancouver! 


Journal Entry 4 by loveamystery from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Wednesday, September 21, 2005

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Arrived in today's mail. Looking forward to this one. 


Journal Entry 5 by loveamystery from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Saturday, October 08, 2005

9 out of 10

This was a very good book. It is so important to love ourselves and our bodies and to let go of the negative and condeming voices inside our head. Great book. I'll be mailing it off in a day or two. 


Journal Entry 6 by loveamystery at Bookring in Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, October 09, 2005

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Mailed to Neena11 today. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 7 by Neena11 from Melfort, Saskatchewan Canada on Thursday, October 13, 2005

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What a nice surprise in the mail today. Wasn't expecting this so soon! Already started reading, it just got bumped to the top of my tbr pile... Love the drawings. Thanks for sharing Karenzero! Thanks for the cute bookmark loveamystery. :) 


Journal Entry 8 by Neena11 from Melfort, Saskatchewan Canada on Friday, October 14, 2005

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Great book. I really saw myself in the author and her transformation. I'm not totally there yet, but I know there is hope. :) I'll be sending this on to snowy652 as soon as she sends her addy. 


Journal Entry 9 by Neena11 at Sent to another Bookcrosser in Red Deer, Alberta Canada on Sunday, October 16, 2005

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On it's way to snowy652. Happy reading. :) 


Journal Entry 10 by snowy652 from Abbotsford, British Columbia Canada on Wednesday, November 02, 2005

4 out of 10

picked this one up today

I have a couple before it but will get to it very soon (in fact I started reading a bit of it) -- looks like it will be a very quick read. I will journal the book again once read and send it off to the next reader.

Novemeber 5,2005 ~ ~ Read this one quickly (although at times I fought myself). I loved the drawings throughout the book and the final message was great!! I have to admit that I struggled to get through this one and had to fight myself from putting it down and shipping without finishing it. 


Journal Entry 11 by snowy652 at -- By Hand or Post, Ray/ring, Meet-up, Rabck in Abbotsford, British Columbia Canada on Saturday, November 05, 2005

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shipping off to "mwade78".

Have a good little journey book!!
 


Journal Entry 12 by mwade78 from Las Vegas, Nevada USA on Wednesday, November 16, 2005

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Received this last night. Flipped through it, not quite what I expected. Should be able to mail out this weekend to next person. PMing now for address.

Thank you for sharing the book. 


Journal Entry 13 by booknhand from San Jose, California USA on Sunday, February 26, 2006

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I feel terrible!!!!!! I received this book with several others as I took packages out of the mailbox on my way to the car. This one must have slipped under the seat, because as I was looking for something else, I came across the unopened package.

When I saw it was a bookray, I gasped, because I try very hard to keep rings and rays moving.

Although, I just started another book - I will set that one aside to read this one, as I can't read two books simultaneously. I will have this one moving by the end of the week.

Again, so sorry :( 


Journal Entry 14 by booknhand from San Jose, California USA on Tuesday, February 28, 2006

6 out of 10

Finished this book in a couple of nights.

Wasn't my style, but wanted to see what the outcome ended up being.

As a person who has battled the bulge all her life, I did relate to some of what the author said and in the end it really is about finding happiness in who you "are" - not what you look like.

Already have the next person's address and will get this book moving again by the end of this week.

Thanks for sharing. 


Journal Entry 15 by booknhand at Controlled Release - Bookring in San Jose, California USA on Sunday, March 05, 2006

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Heading off to Washington state to the next participant on the list.

Thanks again for sharing :) 


Journal Entry 16 by MollyGrue from Tacoma, Washington USA on Friday, April 07, 2006

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I'm looking forward to reading this. Thanks! 


Journal Entry 17 by MollyGrue from Tacoma, Washington USA on Friday, April 07, 2006

10 out of 10

Wow!! What a powerful statement! I loved it and want to keep it, but I guess I will just have to get my own copy. :)

Reserved for the next reader.

4/16/06-DC# 03041070000256435457 


Journal Entry 18 by MollyGrue at in the mail in Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, April 22, 2006

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Happy reading! 


Journal Entry 19 by babykittysmama from Redondo Beach, California USA on Saturday, April 29, 2006

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Have received and have read about 1/2. 


Journal Entry 20 by babykittysmama from Redondo Beach, California USA on Thursday, May 04, 2006

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Wasn't able to finish -- maybe I'll pick this up later. Book is on it's way to New York. Thanks for the opportunity to read this. 


Journal Entry 21 by penguinlady930 from Sunnyside, New York USA on Tuesday, May 30, 2006

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I had a hard time staying interested in this book. I picked it up a dozen times, would read a few pages and would lose interest. I finally just flipped through the rest quickly in one sitting to finish it and keep it moving.

I've already PM'ed the next person for their address, just waiting to hear back.

Thanks for hosting this ray!

**Update 06/03: Still haven't heard from the next person on the list so I've PM'ed again for their address. 


Journal Entry 22 by mysteryfan03 from Moberly, Missouri USA on Tuesday, June 20, 2006

8 out of 10

I received this in the mail over the weekend, but was dealing with Mrfan in the hospital and forgot to journal it! (he is fine). I read this yesterday while doing laundry. At first, I thought that I would have very little in common with the author, but suddenly, it became very interesting to see her growth in her way of thinking. Probably because I have thought so many of these things at one time or another myself.

Thanks for sharing this with us! I will try to get it in the mail soon after I get an address. 


Journal Entry 23 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Thursday, July 27, 2006

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Received today and am looking forward to reading it. Will try to get it done and moving on quickly.

CAUGHT IN WEST WINDSOR NEW JERSEY USA 


Journal Entry 24 by susanmrz from not specified, not specified not specified on Sunday, July 30, 2006

7 out of 10

I received this a few days ago as part of a book ring. I journeled it but came up as "annoymous finder" anyway I have PM'd next in line for address to send the book along its journey. I found the book to be a creative look at her struggles with weight. All too familiar!!

8/3/06 Address received for next recipient and book will be mailed in next couple of days.

Enjoy 


Journal Entry 25 by Lizanne from Madison, New Jersey USA on Monday, September 11, 2006

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I have one book in front of this and will get to it quickly 


Journal Entry 26 by faeriemyst from Marietta, Ohio USA on Thursday, September 21, 2006

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I received this today and will get started on it right away! 


Journal Entry 27 by faeriemyst from Marietta, Ohio USA on Thursday, September 21, 2006

6 out of 10

I'm not quite sure what to say about this book. It hit a lot of truths but it didn't really speak to me. Still, it was a fast and easy read and I'm not sorry I read it. Thanks for sharing! :)

I've already PM'd the next person and will get it out to them next week. 


Journal Entry 28 by faeriemyst from Marietta, Ohio USA on Saturday, September 30, 2006

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Okay, SillySilhouette wanted to be skipped, I couldn't get ahold of princessaurora (it looks like she hasn't been active for a year or so), but I got an address from BrookeH. Yay! It's on its way to her now! Thanks for sharing this! :) 


Journal Entry 29 by BrookeH on Tuesday, October 10, 2006

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Bookray. Will start reading the end of the week. 


Journal Entry 30 by skcreader from Roanoke, Virginia USA on Tuesday, November 07, 2006

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received today and will start reading tonight - will be a quick one! 


Journal Entry 31 by skcreader from Roanoke, Virginia USA on Saturday, November 25, 2006

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I admit that I only skimmed this book;just couldn't find it interesting and felt as if I'd read it all before. Thanks for sharing. Sending it on to the next person in the ray. 


Journal Entry 32 by Mamikaem from Maryland Heights, Missouri USA on Tuesday, December 19, 2006

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Received this today from skcreader along with a surprise RABCK! This is a perfect time of year for reading this--during the holidays when I'm feeling fatter than usual. hehe!! :D

UPDATE: 12/22/06 - I couldn't wait to start this one, even though I'm still on another book ray. It's a quick read, sad, but truthful. Kiwiwonder has asked to be skipped, so I have PM'd the next in line. 


Journal Entry 33 by Mamikaem from Maryland Heights, Missouri USA on Friday, December 22, 2006

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This was a very quick read for me. I enjoyed this short, little book. I could relate to the author in so many ways. Losing weight is not about dieting. It all starts inside with how one sees herself. This was inspiring and encouraging to me. And now it's time for this little book to leave the shores of North America and wing its way to Ireland for its next stop with mirp. Happy travels. Thanks to all before me who have passed this along its way!

Mailed to mirp on 02/06/07 - sorry the delay! 


Journal Entry 34 by rem_BSM-942247 on Friday, March 30, 2007

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It arrived at last. I was starting to worry that it was lost in transit. I'm gonna start it straight away. 


Journal Entry 35 by rem_BSM-942247 on Friday, April 13, 2007

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Not quite what I expected but enjoyed anyway. I really liked her style of writing and some lines felt really powerful and resonated with me.

I posted it today, so it's now on it's way to Switzerland.

Thanks so much for sharing this book with me KarenZero! 


Journal Entry 36 by Morgaine77 from Münchenstein, Baselland Switzerland on Tuesday, April 17, 2007

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Arrived safely in Switzerland, I didn't even know it was coming my way...
:-)
I have a lot of Bookrings with me at the moment so it will be awhile until I get to this one. Thanks for sharing! 


Journal Entry 37 by Morgaine77 from Münchenstein, Baselland Switzerland on Sunday, June 17, 2007

10 out of 10

What a powerful little book! For me it came at the right time to be a companion for awhile on my journey and lend some wisdom and courage. Not the kind of book I usually read, but absolutely worth it! Thanks so much for sharing!

Have asked menalima for her address and am waiting for a response now. 


Journal Entry 38 by Morgaine77 at BookRing in UTILISER LE MODE 'LIBERATION CONTROLÉE' SVP, .---controlled release---. Switzerland on Monday, June 18, 2007

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Travelling to Portugal... 


Journal Entry 39 by menalima on Thursday, July 12, 2007

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Received book today, have 1 ahead of this one, thanks for sharing:)

20/09/07 MollyGrue has already read the book , so I have asked elizardbreath for her addie:) 


Journal Entry 40 by menalima on Tuesday, September 25, 2007

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Book sent to elizardbreath today, happy readings:) 


Journal Entry 41 by wingelizardbreathwing from Bella Vista, Arkansas USA on Tuesday, October 02, 2007

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Recieved the book today wrapped in "Rafael's" cute Father's Day paper! :) (Had to Google translate...awesome translation tool by the way...) Have PM'd next in line. Thanks KarenZero and menalima! :) 


Journal Entry 42 by wingelizardbreathwing from Bella Vista, Arkansas USA on Friday, October 05, 2007

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Finished this book tonight. This was a difficult book...not because of style or content, but because of how much of it hit home...much more than I'd like to remember or think about! I am thankful that I have overcome the "need" for binge-eating and am on the road to a safe and healthy weight.

Still haven't heard from next in line. Sending second PM.

10/11/07: No response from momx3lovesbooks. PMing amarania. 


Journal Entry 43 by wingelizardbreathwing from Bella Vista, Arkansas USA on Tuesday, October 16, 2007

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Sending to amarania today. 


Journal Entry 44 by amarania on Saturday, October 27, 2007

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Received the a couple of days ago, thanks. :) 


Journal Entry 45 by amarania at By mail in Fellow Bookcrosser, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, December 12, 2007

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Interesting little book.

I shipped it to momx3lovesbooks today. 


Journal Entry 46 by momx3lovesbooks on Thursday, December 27, 2007

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Got this right before Christmas. I have one ring in front of it.

The ideal image of happiness, sex appeal, and fulfillment for women is everywhere: size 8, with every bulge and blemish airbrushed away. Accompany this pervasive image with a lifetime of subtle and none-too-subtle dictates from families, friends and lovers about what it means to be a good girl, and the result is millions of women who think they'll be happy and worthy when, and only when, they manage to tame, trim, subdue, and shrink their biggest enemy: their body.

Every woman who has ever felt sad, bad, blue or mad about her weight will find a kindred spirit in this poignant, funny, and liberating account.

Good little book. If you are planning on finding the hidden diet in this book that'll have the answer to all your dieting woes, you may not find it in this book. IMHO..the answer is there, but you may not beable to personally face it yet.

I have the address for the next person and will be mailing it on my next PO run.

01/04-mailed to ariesgirl29 


Journal Entry 47 by ariesgirl29 from South Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Tuesday, January 08, 2008

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Got this book along with another today - thanks for letting me join!

01.13.08 - almost done and have PM'd sarahbear for her address. 


Journal Entry 48 by ariesgirl29 from South Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Sunday, January 13, 2008

8 out of 10

This was quite good and a great message for all women - not just those that are fat, IMO. I will send to sarahbear once she sends me her address.

Thanks for letting me join! 


Journal Entry 49 by ariesgirl29 from South Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Sunday, January 20, 2008

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Off to the next bookcrosser! It's bookcafe in Canada and then it will go to sarahbear.

Book went in mail on 01.23.08. 


Journal Entry 50 by BookCafe from Kingsville, Ontario Canada on Friday, February 01, 2008

5 out of 10

This book arrived in the mail today, and I've already read it (didn't expect it to be such a small book!)

I found it to be strange, but interesting. Sounds very true. And, was pleasantly surprised by the method she chose in the end. =)

Will be sending this book off to 'sarahbear' soon!

Thanks for letting me join! 


Journal Entry 51 by BookCafe at by mail in Mailed to another BC member, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, February 05, 2008

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Mailed off to SarahBear this morning (surface mail). It'll take a bit, but it's on its way! :)

Thanks, again, for letting me participate! 


Journal Entry 52 by sarahbear from St Helens, Tasmania Australia on Wednesday, April 30, 2008

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Arrived safely and soundly here in Australia. I see I am the end of the bookray. I will offer it up in our Aussie group and keep it moving. Thanks for sharing. 


Journal Entry 53 by sarahbear from St Helens, Tasmania Australia on Saturday, May 10, 2008

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What a unique book. OH my what a page turner also. I needed this book. A great read and I will be raying it around Australia. Thank you for sharing. 


Journal Entry 54 by sarahbear from St Helens, Tasmania Australia on Saturday, May 10, 2008

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Aussie Bookray

1. scrapaholic
2. blue1236
3. Girlybug
4. livrecache
5. bargainqueen
6. Feryl
7. Leeny37
8. awaywithfairies
9. ukcanaus (is in Aust.)
10. ??? 


Journal Entry 55 by sarahbear from St Helens, Tasmania Australia on Sunday, May 18, 2008

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WOW another 9 people have signed up for this worldwide bookring.

Posting today to scrapaholic. 


Journal Entry 56 by scrapaholic from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Thursday, May 29, 2008

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arrived today in Darwin 


Journal Entry 57 by scrapaholic from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Monday, June 02, 2008

6 out of 10

It was not what I was expecting at all.
I found it hard to read - probably due to the style of writing.
The drawings were great and so was the final message.
Will post to blue1236 when I get her details. 


Journal Entry 58 by blue1236 from Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Thursday, June 26, 2008

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Received earlier this week from scrapaholic - along with a bonus book. Thank you. This one looks really interesting. I'm looking forward to reading it. 


Journal Entry 59 by blue1236 from Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Sunday, July 20, 2008

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I've had this for a while and I don't think I'm going to get to it any time soon. I'm passing it on to Girlybug. 


Journal Entry 60 by blue1236 from Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Saturday, August 02, 2008

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Girlybug has also passed so I'll post off to livrecache this week. 


Journal Entry 61 by livrecache from Hobart, Tasmania Australia on Thursday, August 07, 2008

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Safely with me. I look forward to reading it. Flipping through it is fun. 


Journal Entry 62 by livrecache from Hobart, Tasmania Australia on Saturday, August 16, 2008

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I related to this book to an extent - although I wasn't overweight as a child or as a young adult. Only once I'd had kids did I become a tubby person, and I did find it hard to live with. I can't say this book has changed my life, but it was interesting enough to keep me reading. I've not quite finished it, but I'll pm the next person now so that I can keep it moving, and lift one more weight from me. (That's supposed to be joke. It's not very good.)

 


Journal Entry 63 by livrecache from Hobart, Tasmania Australia on Tuesday, August 19, 2008

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Off to the next participant . . . 


Journal Entry 64 by livrecache at Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, August 19, 2008

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Released 9 yrs ago (8/19/2008 UTC) at Melbourne, Victoria Australia

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Off to the next participant. 


Journal Entry 65 by bargainqueen from North Lakes, Queensland Australia on Thursday, August 21, 2008

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Received Express Mail today, thanks for that. I will just finish my current read and then get on to this. What an amazing journey it has already had! 


Journal Entry 66 by bargainqueen from North Lakes, Queensland Australia on Saturday, August 23, 2008

7 out of 10

Finished this today, and I found it a great little book to encourage thinking and re-evaluating things. I don't face all the struggles in the book, but the end result is the same, so the message still hit home. I haven't quite come that far yet though.
Have pmed Feryl to keep this moving and will send as soon as I have a reply.
Thank you for making this such a well-travelled book and letting me be part of that. 


Journal Entry 67 by Feryl from Coffs Harbour, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, September 02, 2008

9 out of 10

I received this in the mail a few days ago (sorry for not journalling straight away - the perils of not having internet access at home!!), and finished it this morning.

I could SO relate to that little girl, right from the first page... when you're lonely, food can become best friend, favourite pastime, and eventually, worst enemy. What a gruelling journey - but I'm so glad she got there in the end!! And I'm very glad I read the book - it's beautiful! 


Journal Entry 68 by leeny37 from Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Monday, September 29, 2008

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Received today, thanks! 


Journal Entry 69 by leeny37 from Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, November 25, 2008

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Oops! Sorry for the delay, I kinda forgot I had this in my possession... *sheepish grin*

I couldn't get into this because I did not like the writing style at all. I did try to read this for a few days but I figured there really was no point trying to force myself to read something that I wasn't enjoying. Apologies for holding on to it longer than I should, I'll contact the next person in line and get this moving asap. Thanks for sharing though! 


Journal Entry 70 by leeny37 at Forest Hill, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, December 02, 2008

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Released 9 yrs ago (12/3/2008 UTC) at Forest Hill, Victoria Australia

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Sending this off to the next participant in this bookray, awaywithfairies


Journal Entry 71 by wingawaywithfairieswing from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, December 09, 2008

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Received in the mail yesterday. Many thanks.

33 journallers - my goodness! 


Journal Entry 72 by wingawaywithfairieswing from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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Unfortunately, not really my cup of tea. I was expecting something a little more light-hearted. This was deadly earnest! 


Journal Entry 73 by wingawaywithfairieswing at Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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Released 9 yrs ago (12/16/2008 UTC) at Sydney, New South Wales Australia

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Posted to ukcanaus. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 74 by ukcanaus from Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Monday, December 22, 2008

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The book has safely arrived - thanks for sending this to me, awaywithfairies :) 


Journal Entry 75 by ukcanaus from Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Sunday, May 17, 2009

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I attempted several times to read this, but unfortunately could not quite get into it. Maybe it was the writing style, or it was just not what I expected...

Sent today (May 18) to chamonix44


Journal Entry 76 by wingchamonix44wing from Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Saturday, May 23, 2009

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The book arrived this morning! Thank you so much ukcanaus! Because I am reading a book at the moment, I decided to pass Fat Girl, One Woman's Way Out on to KJSkye in Hengelo,in The Netherlands, to read before I read it. (She just finished the last book that I passed on to her). She will give it back to me after she has read it.I met up with her in IKEA for lunch and I gave her the book! Controlled release entry to follow this one. Oh I almost for got to say thank you for the lovely postcard that you enclosed with the book ukcanaus.



 


Journal Entry 77 by wingchamonix44wing at Hengelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Saturday, May 23, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (5/23/2009 UTC) at Hengelo, Overijssel Netherlands

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I gave the book to KJSkye in Hengelo. She will read it, journal it, and then pass it back to me to read! 


Journal Entry 78 by KJSkye from Hengelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Saturday, May 23, 2009

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I was given the book this morning in a controlled release by chamonix44 from Almelo, Netherlands. I am very interested in reading this book as I like stories over dieting and weight loss, since I am always on a diet myself:)
I will read it and then pass it back to chamonix44 in a controlled release. 


Journal Entry 79 by KJSkye from Hengelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Monday, May 25, 2009

4 out of 10

I have just finished reading this. It was a quick read, but I am only giving it a 4 out of 10 for a rating. I thought there might be some humorous bits in it, but no, not really! I'm amazed that so many people have read it! I hope it continues to travel around the world. I shall be passing it back to chamonix44, as a controlled release, when I next see her. I know it's next on her list to read! 


Journal Entry 80 by KJSkye at Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Tuesday, May 26, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (5/26/2009 UTC) at Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands

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I passed the book back to chamonix44 in Almelo, The Netherlands, in a controlled release.

Thanks chamonix44 for letting me read this book before you do, even though I know you are longing to read it! I hope you enjoy it now that you finally have it! :) 


Journal Entry 81 by wingchamonix44wing from Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Tuesday, May 26, 2009

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Just got this book back from KJSkye, and I will start reading it today. 


Journal Entry 82 by wingchamonix44wing from Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Tuesday, May 26, 2009

4 out of 10

I read the entire book in about 40 minutes. This book had the basis of a really good account of the author's fat life, and struggles with food and eating, but in my opinion the writing style spoiled it all. She could have written in all the emotions we feel when we are struggling with overweight. I was looking for some sadness and some humour, but I didn't really find anything that moved me. There were some passages that I could relate to, like the yo-yo dieting. Lose all the excess weight, be slim for a day and then start to put it all back on again. I also related to the bit where she said she cheated, she wrecked her whole diet, ruined everything, and she was off her diet now.....what for?.....a stupid bite of chicken skin!!
I have only given this book a rating of 4 out of 10, because I think it could have been better written with the real emotion that was behind all that dieting and failure!
I am glad that I had the chance to read the book. Now I am looking for someone else to pass it on to. I think I will try to find someone in England when I go there, because it hasn't been there yet. I am definitely impressed with all the bookcrossers who have kept this book moving and with the journals thay have written. It is always interesting to read what others thought of the book you are about to read, (or have just read). I read every single one of the journals here!

 


Journal Entry 83 by wingchamonix44wing from Almelo, Overijssel Netherlands on Tuesday, June 23, 2009

4 out of 10

This book will be sent next to:
1: house-elfdobby in Derbyshire, United Kingdom

and there are two more people who wish to read it afterwards:
2: jneni in Singapore
3: NMReader in New Mexico USA

Hopefully the person who is in possesssion of the book at the time, will send a PM to the next in line to get the address details, and then mail the book to them. Thank you!NMReader can you please find more people for this bookring after you have read it yourself? Thank you!




 


Journal Entry 84 by house-elfdobby from Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Monday, June 29, 2009

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Wow! What a journey this little book has had so far - so pleased to be able to keep it moving, what a shame you didn't have more takers from the UK. I will pm jneni now for her address so I can send the book on straightaway after I've read it. Thanks chamonix44 for including me, and thanks KarenZero for starting it. 


Journal Entry 85 by house-elfdobby from Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Friday, July 03, 2009

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Picked this up last night when I went to bed and finished it in one gulp, although when I started it, I felt quite uncomfortable reading it. Kids can be horrible at times. Like chamonix44 I can identify with the yo-yo dieting bit, and other bits and pieces in the book but it wasn't full of laughs. Mind you dealing with weight issues and dieting rarely is!

Thanks for the opportunity to read it though and for the chance to be part of so many JE's for this book. I've pm'd jneni in Singapore for her address and will get it in the post to her as soon as she replies. 


Journal Entry 86 by house-elfdobby at depot rd, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Singapore on Monday, July 13, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (7/13/2009 UTC) at depot rd, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Singapore

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Had a pm from jneni this morning so will get this out in the post to her air mail this afternoon, and hopefully it will be with her very soon. Thanks for the chance to read it and to be part of its travels. 


Journal Entry 87 by jneni on Friday, July 17, 2009

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Got this book in the mail today! It looks really funny! I'll start this as soon as I finish the other two bookrings in front of this. Thank you! 


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