"This is a book that will grab you and hold you in its grip, and break your heart even as it inspires you. Frances Kuffel's memoir is so real, so alive with honesty and clarity, you will never forget it. It is a Pilgrim's Progress toward the holy city of thin. Kuffel is our confessional poet of fatness, and the struggle toward fitness, beauty, love. She is entertaining and tough, vivid and funny, in a story of victory that will delight every reader."
- Robert Morgan, author of Gap Creek, Brave Enemies
"This book is simply riveting. There is not a woman who's ever carried more than her share of body weight, who won't identify with every word that Frances Kuffel has written. Kuffel's journey is rich in wit and wisdom. Her book is a jewel and a must have for anyone who's ever contemplated improving their body as well as their mind."
- Pam Peeke MD, MPH, Pew Foundation Scholar in Nutrition and Metabolism, author of Fight Fat After Forty
"Frances Kuffel's book is brave and beautiful, full of anguish, gritty determination, and the thrill of emerging from obsession."
- Geneen Roth, author of When Food is Love