By Diana Spechler
(Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780062020369, 337pp.)
Publication Date: April 2011
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After her father's death, twenty-six-year-old Gray Lachmann findsherself compulsively eating. Desperate to stop bingeing, she abandonsher life in New York City for a job at a southern weight-losscamp. There, caught among the warring egos of her devious co-counselor, Sheena; the self-aggrandizing camp director, Lewis; his attractive assistant, Bennett; and a throng of combative teenage campers, she is confronted by acaptivating mystery: her teenage half-sister, Eden, whom Gray never knewexisted. Now, while unraveling her father's lies, Gray must tackle her ownself-deceptions and take control of her body and her life.
Visceral, poignant, and often wickedly funny, Skinny illuminates a youngwoman's struggle to make sense of the link between hunger and emotion, andto make peace with her demons, her body, and herself.
- Skinny explores the relationship between food and emotions. What is the connection between hunger and longing? Why do you think Gray immediately turned to food after her father's death?