Dealing with the pressure to be thin

July 17, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Wanting to be thin. Stephanie Klein struggled with weight as a child, but a stay at fat camp turned her life around. She went in overweight and came out reinvented. The woman behind the world famous blog, StephanieKlein.com, takes a humourous look at ther journey in her book, "Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp."

For more information on Stephanie Klein and to read her blog, visit www.stephanieklein.com.

Book signing and talk
Sunday, July 20 @ 2 PM
Book Passage
Ferry Building, San Francisco, 94111

Buy the book on Amazon: Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp

Stephanie will be in San Francisco to be the closing keynote speaker of the BlogHer Conference attended by over 1,000 women bloggers from around the world. For more information, visit www.blogher.com

About the book:
"Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp" is a coming of age memoir that reveals true feelings from the perspective of a 13-year-old overweight girl being sent to Fat Camp by her parents. It focuses on childhood obesity, relationships with parents when you're an overweight child, body image, what as an adult you take with you from your childhood and what you leave behind.

About Stephanie Klein:
A celebrated author, photographer and personality, Stephanie Klein's unique perspective on life, relationships, family, and strength of self have made her a multi-media tour de force. She is one of the Internet's most popular icons, with stephanieklein.com recently ranked one of the most powerful blogs in the world by London's The Observer. In addition, Klein's site has been featured on the cover of The New York Times Sunday Styles section, where she was named amongst "the top 1 percent of all bloggers." Klein's rise has been chronicled everywhere from 20/20 to the TV Food Network, and her blog (stephanieklein.com) is part of the syllabus of several universities. On a typical day, over 75 countries access her blog. Klein's critically acclaimed first memoir Straight Up and Dirty has been published internationally, and her recently released prequel, Moose: A Memoir Of Fat Camp has garnered attention from media like The Today Show and USA Today which featured Moose as one of the top six MUST SUMMER READS of 2008. Klein is a frequent contributor to print, television, and radio, and her photography has been heralded as "poignant" and "bold." All the rooms, suites, and corridors of the Hotel Gansevoort in New York City's Meat Packing District display Klein's photography.

Recently signing with Creative Artists Agency, a top talent agency in Hollywood, Stephanie is entering another phase to broaden her voice. She is in discussions and development on various scripted and alternative television ventures as well as bringing "Straight Up And Dirty" to prime time and "Moose: A memoir of fat camp" from book to film.

Born in New York in 1975, Klein graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University in 1997 with a B.A. in English and a concentration in writing. She currently lives with her husband and twins in Austin, Texas.


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