The NY Daily News reports today on nabe author Valerie Frankel‘s new book Thin is the New Happy:
New York Daily News: This Week’s…: She was 11, living in Short Hills, N.J., when her fat-phobic mother forced her on the scales and then burst into tears when it registered 100 pounds. The family was going on a Club Med vacation, and her mother wasn’t about to be embarrassed by a chubby daughter in a two-piece.
So a six-week diet was instituted, and at the end there were tears again. Valerie was down to only 88 pounds.