Monday, October 10, 2005

I'm Not The New Me

I'm Not The New Me by Wendy McClure. Just like sometimes, I watch grownup TV, sometimes I read grownup books.

On Thursday, October 13, the author is going to be at the Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library. A friend of mine at the Stafford Branch said INTNM was funny, so I read.

The book had been described to me as "a hilarious and sometimes poignant look at the absurdities of weight-loss culture from an appealing and original new voice." As I'm always dissatisfied with my weight, I read this memoir. This is so much more than another book about our culture and weight. It's also about relationships and modern life.

But most important: it's more than funny. It's snarky. The proof: McClure was a part time staffer at Television Without Pity and did the commentary on those 1970s Weight Watchers cards. To get a further feel for the book, check out the author's website Pound. None of which I realized until I began reading the book.

3 comments:

Kelly said...

Hooray! Now I know who wrote that commentary. I swear it makes me cry everything I read her commentary on those hideous cards :)

elissa said...

Liz,

Thanks for posting the link to those Weight Watchers cards! I haven't laughed that hard in awhile. :D

Elissa

Marlene Perez said...

Oh, I can't WAIT to read this book.

Mar

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