Passing for Thin

Passing for Thin

An intimate and darkly comic memoir of a woman who does a 180 with her body. In the opening pages of Passing for Thin, Frances Kuffel waits at the airport to be picked up by her brother, Jim. He strides past her without a glimmer of recognition because she barely resembles the woman he is […]

Passing for Normal

Passing for Normal

“What I remember even more distinctly than the incidents of cruelty and confusion, intolerance and avoidance–more vividly than standing in front of the mirror watching my head move with no conscious instruction from me–is the strain of trying to conceal my tics and rituals from others, especially those closest to me, my own family most […]