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I'm Not the New Me by Wendy McClure
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Aug 22, 2011

really liked it
Read in August, 2011

I found it thoughtful, moving and insighftul. And occasionally funny. About 50 pages in I started to wonder why the writing was so good... And then I read the author bio, saw that she got an MFA in poetry from Iowa, and thought "oh, maybe it's that." As body issues books go, this one is tops. Wrenching insight paired with stories about trivial ex-boyfriends, blogging meetups, and the rise and fall of the scale. Daily life with an extra layer of introspective texture.

I think, though, I would have liked the book no matter what, because I'm such a fan of her Weight Watchers recipe cards site. I'll never forget the day my workplace discovered that page. You would hear a coworker burst out laughing from across the building and know that someone had sent them the URL.

And here it is.


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