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By Diana Spechler

After her father’s loss of life, twenty-six-year-old grey Lachmann reveals herself compulsively consuming. eager to cease bingeing, she abandons her lifestyles in manhattan urban for a role at a southern weight reduction camp. There, stuck one of the warring egos of her devious co-counselor, Sheena; the self-aggrandizing camp director, Lewis; his appealing assistant, Bennett; and a throng of combative teenage campers, she is faced by way of an enthralling secret: her teenage half-sister, Eden, whom grey by no means knew existed. Now, whereas unraveling her father’s lies, grey needs to take on her personal self-deceptions and take regulate of her physique and her life.

Visceral, poignant, and sometimes wickedly humorous, Skinny illuminates a tender woman’s fight to make feel of the hyperlink among starvation and emotion, and to make peace together with her demons, her physique, and herself.

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It sounded like other sighs—the one he’d released after finishing his steak, the one he’d always heaved upon sitting in his armchair, his first-sip-of-scotch sigh, his that’s-some-good-jazz sigh. Often, when I think of that night, I remember my father, sighing. CHAPTER SEVEN Three weeks after the funeral, just before I headed back to New York, my mother told me that my father had left me in charge of his will. “We all know I’m no good with that stuff. ” “This makes no sense,” I said. ” “You do not.

It sounded like other sighs—the one he’d released after finishing his steak, the one he’d always heaved upon sitting in his armchair, his first-sip-of-scotch sigh, his that’s-some-good-jazz sigh. Often, when I think of that night, I remember my father, sighing. CHAPTER SEVEN Three weeks after the funeral, just before I headed back to New York, my mother told me that my father had left me in charge of his will. “We all know I’m no good with that stuff. ” “This makes no sense,” I said. ” “You do not.

I did not want to live with this hunger. Quite plainly, I wanted to die. CHAPTER FOUR Before I stuffed my body into my bathing suit, walked to the canteen, presented myself to my colleagues, and committed to a two-month diet, I drove through the Carolina Academy entrance, past the engraved wooden sign that said CAROLINA ACADEMY and the construction paper sign taped to it that said CAMP CAROLINA, LEWIS TELLER’S BRAND-NEW, REVOLUTIONARY WEIGHT-LOSS CAMP FOR CHILDREN. I saw a boarding school reminiscent of a farm—green fields, lush trees, and white wooden buildings.

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