Not the Number on the Scale

The characters in these books may have weight issues, but their journeys to discover who they are outside of that number on the scale is what really unites them.

Fiction
Memoirs

Fiction

All of these titles are located in the Adult Fiction section of the Library unless otherwise noted.

Attenberg, Jami. The Middlesteins. 2012.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Baker, Tiffany. The Little Giant of Aberdeen County. 2009.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook

Bryson, Ellen. The Transformation of Bartholomew Fortuno. 2010.
     Also available: CD

Crandell, Craig. The Flawless Skin of Ugly People. 2007.

Diaz, Juno. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. 2007.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Edwards, Johanna. The Next Big Thing. 2005. (Adult Chick Lit EDW).

Griffiths, Elly. The Crossing Places. 2010. (Adult Mystery GRI).
     Also available: CD

Kimball, Michael. Big Ray. 2012.

Lamb, Wally. She’s Come Undone. 1992.
     Also available: Large Type

McCaffee, Stephanie.Diary of a Mad Fat Girl. 2012. (Adult Chick Lit MCC).
     Also available: CD, eAudiobook

McCall Smith, Alexander. The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency. 2002. (Adult Mystery MCC) .
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook, eAudiobook

Moore, Liz. Heft. 2012.
     Also available: eAudiobook

Notaro, Anita. WWW Club: A Novel of Sex and Bonbons. 2005.

Sapphire. Push. 1996.
     Also available: CD

Schwarz, Robin. Night Swimming. 2004.

Shortridge, Jennie. Eating Heaven. 2005.

Shteyngart, Gary. Absurdistan. 2006.
     Also available: CD, eAudiobook

Waggener, Andrea Rains. Alternate Beauty. 2005.

Whitehouse, David. Bed. 2011.

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Memoirs

All of these titles are located in the Adult Nonfiction section of the Library.

Kulick, Don and Anne Meneley, editors. Fat: The Anthropology of an Obsession. 2005. (362.196398 F).

Joyner, Jennifer. Designated Fat Girl. 2010. (B J897.de).

Klein, Richard. Eat Fat. 1996. (306.4 K).

Klein, Stephanie. Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp. 2008. (618.92398 K).

Kuffel,  Frances. Angry Fat Girls: 5 Women, 500 Pounds and a Year of Losing It—Again. 2010. (616.8526 K).

Makin, Nancy. 703: How I Lost More Than a Quarter Ton and Gained a Life. 2010.
(B M2355.se).

Weiss, Dara-Lynn. The Heavy: A Mother, a Daughter, a Diet--a Memoir. 2013.
(B W4295.he).

What Are You Looking At?: The First Fat Anthology. 2003. (813.0108 W).

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