Diana Spechler, author of Skinny, on tour April/May 2011

Posted By on April 18, 2011

About Skinny

• Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial (April 26, 2011)

Skinny will be my go-to recommendation all year for anyone who wants smart, endearing, beautifully written women’s fiction.” —Allison Winn Scotch, New York Times bestselling author of The One That I Want and Time of My Life

After her father’s death, twenty-six-year-old Gray Lachmann finds herself compulsively eating. Desperate to stop bingeing, she abandons her life in New York City for a job at a southern weight-loss camp. There, caught among the warring egos of her devious co-counselor, Sheena; the self-aggrandizing camp director, Lewis; his attractive assistant, Bennett; and a throng of combative teenage campers, she is confronted by a captivating mystery: her teenage half-sister, Eden, whom Gray never knew existed. Now, while unraveling her father’s lies, Gray must tackle her own self-deceptions and take control of her body and her life.

Visceral, poignant, and often wickedly funny, Skinny illuminates a young woman’s struggle to make sense of the link between hunger and emotion, and to make peace with her demons, her body, and herself.

About Diana Spechler

Diana Spechler is the author of the novels Who by Fire and Skinny. She has written for the New York Times, GQ, Esquire, Details.com, Nerve, Glimmer Train Stories, and other publications. Spechler has an MFA from the University of Montana and was a Steinbeck Fellow at San Jose State University. She teaches writing in New York City.

Visit Diana at her website. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

Diana’s Tour Stops

Friday, April 29th: Amused By Books

Saturday, April 30th: For the love of books

Monday, May 2nd: Tina’s Book Reviews

Wednesday, May 4th: The Book Chick

Tuesday, May 10th: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books

Monday, May 16th: Novel Whore

Tuesday, May 17th: Reading Through Life

Wednesday, May 18th: In the Next Room

Thursday, May 19th: BookNAround

Friday, May 20th: Peeking Between the Pages

Wednesday, May 25th: Bookfoolery and Babble

Thursday, May 26th: girlichef

Friday, May 27th: Colloquium

Tuesday, May 31st: StephTheBookworm

Thursday, June 2nd: As I turn the pages

Tuesday, June 7th: Teresa’s Reading Corner

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