By Nancy Makin

ISBN-10: 0525951377

ISBN-13: 9780525951377

A relocating, humorous, tongue-in-cheek, and lethal severe tale approximately how one lady misplaced and located herself through logging on. Nancy Makin weighed an incredible 703 kilos in might 2000. She was once forty-five years previous and suffered from diabetes and different obesity-related maladies. thank you in equivalent elements to disgrace and logistics, she'd been homebound for a dozen years. yet all that modified after a present from her sister: a working laptop or computer. A technophobe, Nancy neglected it for months, until eventually eventually boredom and interest driven her into our on-line world. And there, in a political chat room, she came upon the friendliness, the relationship, the acceptance she'd been lacking for thus lengthy. not anyone flinched while Nancy spoke up; humans taken care of her with a similar recognize accorded to anyone else. thank you in great part to those new emotional connections, Nancy's existence used to be reworked. She no particular diet plan; no capsules, potions or ab-crunching workouts performed an element. there has been no silver bullet, no magical, elusive ingredient-and but this day Nancy has misplaced greater than 530 kilos. Nancy's story is one in all redemption, a narrative of reevaluating her worthy and insisting she had worth just because she used to be human. it's going to express a becoming the USA that there's wish, there is continuously hope... in the event you think!

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Further, the publisher does not have any control over and does not assume any responsibility for author or third-party Web sites or their content. Author’s Note: The names and identifying characteristics of certain persons included in this memoir have been changed, and certain characters have been composited for the sake of protecting their privacy. Penguin is committed to publishing works of quality and integrity. In that spirit, we are proud to offer this book to our readers; however, the story, the experiences, and the words are the author’s alone.

Another time we received numerous boxes of freezer-burned éclairs. Unfortunately, these little delights were used as a treat for good behavior every Sunday for months after their arrival. They tasted horrible. It was enough to make you want to sin just to get out of indulging in the reward. Renee, the unfriendly girl from Montreal who bunked near me, once told me that we were going to have fried chicken for dinner. I was elated! All day while working I thought about eating it. The dinner bell was sounded and I eagerly waited in my chair.

I wanted to get out of that place and back to the sinners who were, at present at least, having a much easier go of it. I waited for a second parler, as it was called, a “talk,” with my dad to be arranged. It never came. ” I’d mutter back a “yeah,” but I didn’t hold out much hope. My childhood in Seattle had become a dream and this nightmare was the reality. The days and nights passed much the same as the ones before, working hard, praying harder and making cards for my father that would never be delivered.

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