Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Author Gives The Skinny On Fat Camp

AUSTIN, Texas (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Fat camp doesn’t have to weigh you down.

Stephanie Klein is the author of Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp (William Morrow), which recalls the three summers she spent at fat camp as an obese teen.

Klein’s humiliating memories include being weighed on a meat scale, going “chunky dipping” instead of skinny dipping, and competing in sports against “regular kids.”

Now, as an adult with 17-month-old twins, Klein is using her pudgy past to become a positive role model.

She advises former fatties to learn to accept a compliment without being self-deprecating, and to “fake out the mirror” so your kids don’t hear you berating your own body.

Despite its positive pages, Moose still hands out some heavy truths.

Klein says, “As an adult, you have to bch-slap your emotions and let intellect be the boss. You have to tell yourself, ‘I’m not that girl anymore!’”

Moose hits stores today (May 27). For more info, check out stephanieklein.com.

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