The big skinny : how I changed my fattitude : a memoir

by Lay, Carol.

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Community Library of Castle Shannon Non Fiction Graphic Novel Lay
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
Collection  Non Fiction
Call Number  Graphic Novel Lay
Here's the skinny: After a lifetime of yo-yo dieting with pills, hypnosis, and ill-informed half-measures, Carol Lay finally shed her excess pounds and kept them off. Now this California cartoonist shares her experiences in a funny, genuine, and eye-popping graphic memoir that tells Carol's story and shows you how you can do it, too.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A middle-aged cartoonist who has dealt with her own overeating and weight fluctuations since adolescence coaches readers in the simple but sturdy method she adopted to lose extra pounds, keep them off, and feel better emotionally and physically. Using herself as the model for learning calorie counting, accessible exercising, low-fat cooking, and the important social skills needed to turn down ruinously rich foods graciously in the office and at parties, Lay provides clear-eyed guidance free of touting memberships in commercial weight-loss programs, self-pity, and problems with sustainability. She draws her world with realism, showing how her body looked first as it burgeoned and then during times of severe fluctuation, depicting expressions on acquaintances' faces as she discusses and wisely chooses not to discuss her reasons for saying no thank you to calorie-loaded offerings, and guiding readers through simple exercise regimens. She supplements the story with calorie charts and some ingredient-simple recipes. As weight-loss self-help and well-formed sequential-art narrative, The Big Skinny demonstrates that direct and simple can be satisfying approaches that yield admirable results.--Goldsmith, Francisca Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Lay, Carol.
Weight loss -- Case studies -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Reducing diets -- Case studies -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Overweight women -- United States -- Biography.
Cartoonists -- United States -- Biography.
Women cartoonists -- United States -- Biography.
Autobiographical comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Publisher New York :Villard Books,2008
Language English
Description 195 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 9780345504043 (pbk.) :
0345504046 (pbk.) :
Other Classic View