The Big Skinny
How I Changed My Fattitude
A memoir by Carol Lay

For most of her life Carol Lay tried unsuccessfully to lose weight. She tried diet pills, low carb and food combination diets, hypnosis and Weight Watchers, but never managed to keep the weight off for more than a few months. But five years ago something clicked -- Carol reached her goal weight of 125 lbs and has maintained it ever since.

Now the California cartoonist shows how she lost weight by exercising and counting calories, conveying information, encouragement, and experience through poignant, humorous, and imaginative stories.

For instance -- if you've never imagined how you'd deal with the diet challenges of Girl Scouts at your door or George Clooney offering to share his McDonald's takeout -- don't worry, Carol has. She also knows what it's like to experience a broken heart and have no one to comfort you except Ben .... & Jerry. She's been there, and she'll tell you and show you what it was like -- and give you the tools and inspiration so you can do it, too.

About the author
Cartoonist Carol Lay has had her work published everywhere from The New Yorker and The Wall Street Journal to Glamour, Salon and MAD Magazine. Her weekly comic strip, WayLay, has appeared in many papers here and abroad including The Hartford Courant, The San Francisco Examiner, L.A. Weekly,, The National Post, and Hong Kong Weekly, to name a few. She lives in Los Angeles.