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Description - Teenage Waistland by Abby Ellin

Abby Ellin, a journalist and former fat-camp attendee whose familys attempts to save her from fatness proved counterproductive, has had a lifelong interest in figuring out how her parents might have done it better, and an abiding compassion for overweight kids. In Teenage Waistland she journeys with hope, skepticism, and refreshing humor through the landscape of todays approaches to weight loss, visiting camps and community programs, talking to experts, overweight kids and their parents. What she discovers is ultimately deeply provocative for anyone whos ever wrestled with weight issues.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781586484606
ISBN-10: 1586484605
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: PublicAffairs,U.S.
Publish Date: 9-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Abby Ellin

Abby Ellin wrote a column in the New York Times for more than three years, and her work has appeared in many major publications including Time and Cosmopolitan. She lives in New York City.