Kuffel, a literary agent in New York City, writes of her damaging desire for food above all else. Finally, after an amusement park ride rejection, she finds an eating disorders group and with their help, drops from 338 to 168 pounds.
Frances is integral to the readability of this memoir. You learn the most intimate details of her addiction. The humiliation of being obese and the constant struggles in provides hangs over the entire novel-even thru the triumphs. The focus is on the internal mental struggle for normalcy. Despite the interior, heartbreaking dialogue, Passing is a quick read. 2004, 257 pages.