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Friday, July 11, 2014

stranger here by jen larsen

The Good. Jennifer’s perspective on weight begins scenic and in a lustrous stream. The writing is chocked full of witticisms, spectacularly descriptive, and relatable. Very relatable, as in anyone working through addictions (of any kind), or toiling over feeling ostracized (for any reason) will be able to relate.

The Mmeh Okay. The eating. Reading about food and eating in this quantity and quality got a little hard on my stomach.

And still, The Best Part... what I really enjoyed, in addition to scenic writing illustrated in a lustrous stream, was the part when Jennifer first told her mother about the weight loss surgery, and how her mother responded. This is a darling paragon of perception and how it can stir the mind into seeing reflections of us others may not see ‘in’ the same outlook.

I especially recommend this book for anyone considering weight loss surgery!

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