How I Lost More Than a Quarter Ton and Gained a Life
On Sale: April 15, 2010
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Non-Fiction Memoir | Self-Help Diet
A moving, funny, tongue-in-cheek, and deadly serious
story about how one woman lost and found herself by going
Nancy Makin weighed an astounding 703
pounds in May 2000. She was forty-five years old
and suffered from diabetes and other
obesity-related maladies. Thanks in equal parts to shame and
logistics, she'd been homebound for a dozen years.
But all that changed after a gift from her sister: a
computer. A technophobe, Nancy ignored it for months, until
finally boredom and curiosity pushed her into cyberspace.
And there, in a political chat room, she found the
friendliness, the connection, the acceptance she'd been
missing for so long. Nobody flinched when Nancy spoke up;
people treated her with the same respect accorded to anybody
else. Thanks in great part to these
new emotional connections, Nancy's life was
She followed no particular diet
plan; no pills, potions or ab-crunching exercises played a
part. There was no silver bullet, no magical, elusive
ingredient-and yet today Nancy has lost more than 530
pounds. Nancy's tale is one of redemption, a story of
reevaluating her worth and insisting she had value simply
because she was human. It will show a growing America that
there is hope, there's always hope... if you believe!
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