Monday, May 18, 2009

Book Review: Making Light of Being Heavy, by Kandy Siahaya

Making Light of Being Heavy, by Kandy Siahaya

Perfect Paperback: 90 pages
Publisher: Northern Reprographics (April 10, 2009)
ISBN-10: 142763954X
Rating (1 to 5 stars): ***


For the most part, people who are fat know they are fat and don’t need it to be pointed out. They also don’t usually need to be told that they would be healthier if they lost a few pounds, because they have been told this all their lives by everyone from their mother to their doctor to strangers on the street. Many people who are fat are miserable, but Kandy Siahaya has decided to find ways to laugh at her weight instead of cry about it.

In Making Light of Being Heavy, Siahaya talks about her life as a heavy person—what people say to her, things that happen to her and how she has tried to deal with it all. Readers of this book will either share Siahaya’s pain, recognizing a little of themselves in her, or they will gain a little perspective on what it’s like to go through life as a heavy person—perhaps even feel a little sympathy.

A very helpful aspect of Making Light of Being Heavy is that Siahaya discusses the various diets she has been on, explaining how each one works and what she did and did not like about it. For someone who is looking for the right diet for them, reading these comparisons can be interesting and useful. On the down side, this is a very short book, particularly for the price.

Think you would enjoy reading Making Light of Being Heavy? Either order your copy here, or make a comment on this post and I will award my copy to a random commenter.

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