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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,088 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Judith Moore Narrator: Carol Monda Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“I am fat,” begins Judith Moore’s unflinching account of her life. As she describes her obsessions with food, struggles with self image and troubled relationships, she refuses to become an object of pity. Moore is the recipient of two NEA grants and a Guggenheim fellowship. Her previous book, also a memoir, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “A slap-in-the-face of a book—courageous, heartbreaking, fascinating, and darkly funny.”

    Augusten Burroughs, New York Times bestselling author of Running with Scissors

  • “Judith Moore grabs the reader by the collar, and shakes up our notion of life in the fat lane.”

    David Sedaris, New York Times bestselling author of Me Talk Pretty One Day

  • “Brilliant and angry and unsettling—there has never been a book like Fat Girl.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Moore…employs her edgy, refreshingly candid voice to tell the story of a little girl who weighed 112 pounds in second grade…As relentless as this catalogue of beatings, humilation, and self-loathing can be, it’s tolerable—even inspiring in places—because Moore pulls it off without a glimmer of self-pity.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Poignant, deeply felt, remarkably funny, Moore’s memoir will resonate with anyone who’s ever lived with self-hatred.”


  • A 2005 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kristin Bonacci | 2/17/2014

    " Wow. This was difficult to read but I couldn't stop myself. It amazes me how some kids get treated. I certainly had a great life and didn't appreciate it enough. (Thanks Mom.) The few people who treated this girl well were heroes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mary Kruft | 2/17/2014

    " excellent read- everyone, no matter what your size, should read this to truly understand what overweight people go through. Very personal, honest & a great book club pick. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Terry | 2/14/2014

    " Hmm. I just finished the book this morning. I dont' quite know what to say. I did like it. It is very honest, but it definitely brought up some bad memories for me, and it didn't leave me with many good feelings, except for admiring Moore's straightforward, completely unsentimental approach. I think I would call this book an antidote to the kind of memoir that wraps things up nicely, or puts clear distance between the author and past experiences. In a way it's similar to "The Last Time I Wore a Dress" because it's just a straight-forward recounting of experiences and actions. Whereas in "The Glass Castle" the author seems to be shaking her head ruefully, looking back at her crazy life with a little self-deprecating laugh, but it's very clear that's all in the past and now she's a fabulous, beautiful New Yorker. Moore makes it VERY CLEAR right up front that it's not a "I've overcome my difficulties!" or "I'm come to peace with my past!" or some kind of heroic or touching memoir at all. She makes it very clear that she was unlikable and remains rather unlikable, and she doesn't even like herself all that much. Which I think I admire in some bizarre way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Beth Meyers | 2/10/2014

    " You guys, I wouldn't recommend this to everyone. I found it...engrossing, but there are some crudities that may put some people off. "

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About the Author

Judith Moore, recipient of two National Endowments for the Arts and a Guggenheim fellowship, is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Never Eat Your Heart Out, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Moore is the books editor and senior editor for the San Diego Reader and lives in Berkeley, California.