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The Real Me is Thin

(2010)
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The hapless and hilarious tale of a life lived under the constant and ruthless reign of a chocolate biscuit...

Lumped into 'the too fat for potatoes group' by her mother, carefree eating isn't something Arabella Weir had much experience of growing up.

Written with startling frankness, Arabella unravels her own eating history in this humorous appraisal of our attitudes towards eating disorders and obesity. Not easy for someone who still can't be alone unsupervised in a room with a packet of chocolate biscuits.

Charting Arabella's neurotic relationship with food, from prolonged abstinence to binge eating, this humorous memoir recreates a childhood besieged with battles over food. Subjected to her mother's capricious feeding regime and taught early on that food was her enemy, happiness meant being allowed to eat what she liked - or more importantly what everyone else was eating.

Recounting stories of unhinged mothers and callous doctors, mystery-meat suppers, and egg custard battles with calculating boyfriends' mothers, this candid memoir vividly recreates a childhood and adolescence marred by the social embarrassment of being marked as different simply due to your weight.



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Hardback Editions

September 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Real Me is Thin
Author(s): Arabella Weir
ISBN: 0-00-729123-X / 978-0-00-729123-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Paperback Editions

June 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Real Me is Thin
Author(s): Arabella Weir
ISBN: 0-00-738660-5 / 978-0-00-738660-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Audio Editions

September 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Real Me Is Thin
Author(s): Arabella Weir
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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September 2010 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Real Me Is Thin
Author(s): Arabella Weir
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Real Me Is Thin
Author(s): Arabella Weir
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Real Me is Thin
Author(s): Arabella Weir
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU