• 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.
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.
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