My Journey Up Kilimanjaro at 300 Pounds
Seal Press, 9781580055598, 264pp.
Publication Date: April 7, 2015
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (6/29/2015)
Kara Richardson Whitely was determined to reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. But she struggled with each step -- with the grueling conditions on the steep mountainside, with the 300-pound weight of her own body, and with her food addiction, which came from a lifetime of reckoning with feelings of failure and shame. Deep in her personal gorge, Kara realized the only way out was up.
Gorge: My Journey Up Kilimanjaro at 300 Pounds is the raw story of Kara's ascent from the depths of self-doubt to the top of the world. Her inspiring trek speaks to every woman who has struggled with her self-image or felt that food was controlling her life. Honest and unforgettable, Kara's journey is one of intense passion, endurance, and self-acceptance.
About the Author
Praise For Gorge: My Journey Up Kilimanjaro at 300 Pounds…
Kara Richardson Whitely takes us where few have dared to go before: thrillingly
up to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro and profoundly down to the darkest depths of
food addiction. Kara is fearlessly honest and powerfully intelligent. I was
moved and inspired by every page of this beautiful book." --CHERYL STRAYED
"[Richardson Whitely] writes accessibly and frankly about her struggles with both Kilimanjaro and her self-image...This detailed account of her travails will give confidence not only to hesitant would-be mountaineers but to those, like her, whose biggest hurdle is 'to learn to be O.K. with who I was.'"—New York Times Sunday Book Review
Named one of "Five Fabulous, Possibly Life-Changing Books" by Redbook
"As inspiring as it is refreshing."—Backpacker