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The Heavy - A Mother, a Daughter, a Diet - a Memoir

Dara-Lynn Weiss

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For readers of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and Bringing Up Bebe, a mother's unflinching memoir about helping her seven year-old daughter lose weight, and the challenges of modern parenting. When a doctor pronounced Dara-Lynn Weiss's daughter Bea obese at age seven, the mother of two knew she had to take action. But how could a woman with her own food and body issues-not to mention spotty eating habits-successfully parent a little girl around the issue of obesity? In this much-anticipated, controversial memoir, Dara-Lynn Weiss chronicles the struggle and journey to get Bea healthy. In describing their process-complete with frustrations, self-recriminations, dark humor, and some surprising strategies-Weiss reveals the hypocrisy inherent in the debates over many cultural hot-button issues: from processed snacks, organic foods, and school lunches to dieting, eating disorders, parenting methods, discipline, and kids' self-esteem. Compounding the challenge were eating environments-from school to restaurants to birthday parties-that set Bea up to fail, and unwelcome judgments from fellow parents. Childhood obesity, Weiss discovered, is a crucible not just for the child but also for parents. She was criticized as readily for enabling Bea's condition as she was for enforcing the rigid limits necessary to address it. Never before had Weiss been made to feel so wrong for trying to do the right thing. The damned if you do/damned if you don't predicament came into sharp relief when Weiss raised some of these issues in a Vogue article. Critics came out in full force, and Weiss unwittingly found herself at the center of an emotional and highly charged debate on childhood obesity. A touching and relatable story of loving a child enough to be unpopular, The Heavy will leave readers applauding Weiss's success, her bravery, and her unconditional love for her daughter. Advance praise for The Heavy "Have you ever been 'that mother'? You know, the one who others criticize or question? If so, then you know what i

Language:

English

Narrators:

Amanda Tepe

Length:

7h 49m


Chapters

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02:55

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:39


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:26


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:40


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:44


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:47


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:00


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:49


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:18


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:42


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:32


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:02


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:21


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:53


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:59


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:37


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:23


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:59


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:31


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:27


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:34


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:33


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:18


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:01


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:38


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:12


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:34


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:17


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:09


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:38


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:20


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:09


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:10


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:47


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:52


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:29


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:43


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:40


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:51


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:43


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:25


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:24


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:46


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:50


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:44


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:28


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

00:35