Read an excerpt from ‘Hungry’ by Crystal Renn

Written by  //  September 27, 2009  //  Blog  //  2 Comments

CrystalRenn2A memoir by insanely successful plus size model Crystal Renn was released earlier this month, and you can read an excerpt at ABC News.

Renn has discussed her struggles with weight, including eating disorders. The book, called “Hungry: A Young Model’s Story of Appetite, Ambition and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves,” details her journey from emaciated, unhealthy and miserable to curvy and happy size 12.

A recent article from Fox News detailed the horrific health complications Renn endured to stay thin: heart palpitations, excessive water retention, hair falling out and loss of her menstrual cycle

In the excerpt posted at ABC, Renn talks about how she got from here to there.

I started to eat. I stopped churning mindless circles on an elliptical cross-trainer for seven or eight hours a day, my arms and legs jerking like a marionette’s. I stopped obsessing about chewing a single stick of sugar-free gum. I got heavier. I put on pounds by the dozen and leap frogged dress sizes—from 00 to 12. But I honestly didn’t mind the weight gain and the loss of my matchstick limbs. I made a choice to stop starving.

You can buy “Hungry” at retailers nationwide. Click here to get it from Amazon for $16.50 (it’s also available for the Kindle for $9.99), and here to get it from Barnes & Noble for $20 or $10 for the digital edition.

2 Comments on "Read an excerpt from ‘Hungry’ by Crystal Renn"

  1. Lois September 27, 2009 at 6:55 pm ·

    I’ve always been a fan of plus-size models! There’s a great site with many images of Crystal and other plus-size models here:

    They’re all gorgeous.

    The site’s forum also has thought-provoking discussions about body image and the media.

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