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Fat Woman on the Mountain: How I Lost Half of Myself and Found Happiness Paperback – September 16, 2010
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Top Customer Reviews
Fat people are discriminated against, and discriminate against themselves.
That's why I picked up this book--I wanted to know, What made her do it, Why she did it, and of course, How.
It's not a How-to book on losing weight, it's a kick-in-the-pants for anyone to get out of their rut and LIVE because you deserve to. So many of us stop living to the fullest because we condemn ourselves for being too fat, too old, too "anything" (fill in your own).
The author does not proselytize, as in 'you must go to the gym, you must watch what you eat." She merely describes what she did to get the stamina for the climb.
After reading this I made it a point to get more daily exercise and, more importantly, to stop making excuses for why I can't do something. Life's too short not to wear the little black dress, not to climb a legendary mountain, not to talk to an interesting stranger, not to treat yourself well. Once you change your thinking and stop pondering upon how big you are , how old you are, how out of shape you are, you can start right at that point and get out and live.
Great job, Mama Kubwa, for putting yourself out there!
(I really appreciated reading this memoir; my only disappointment was it would have benefited with input by an astute editor.)
An honest and inspirational book, Kara wrote as if she were my best friend, describing her struggles, goals and achievements. Her passion - and compassion - for Africa and the Global Alliance for Children Orphaned by HIV/AIDS was very motivational. Likewise her message that it is never too late to get fit. I enjoyed being with Kara every step of the way on Kilimanjaro - to the top of Africa.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed Kara's successes and journey, but I felt she glossed over important aspects of her life, so it seemed just a little bit superficial. Read morePublished 9 months ago by terrin22
I read "Gorge" which was the same book. Liked it and found it to be inspiring.Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
This woman conquered a mountain and found her true self. Any woman who has struggled with weight will find "herself" somewhere in these pages.Published 13 months ago by Kimberly A. Lindquist
I really enjoyed this book. It makes you realize the problem some people have with food addiction. It is very inspiring. She makes no excuses.Published 14 months ago by Angela