Welcome to the KPL Book Club Blogspot

Welcome to the internet home of the Kilbourn Public Library (KPL) Book Club. The KPL Book Club meets at the library once a month. A book is chosen for each month and then members of the book club meet the last Monday and Wednesday of every month for lively discussion and treats. While we can’t offer you treats via the internet, this KPL Reads blog was designed for those of you who would like to participate in the book club but don’t have time to join us at meetings. Each month KPL staff will post discussion topics and questions to get you “talking”. Join in the discussion by adding a post to the blog. Click on the word comments below the post you want to "talk" about and write your comment. Be sure to check back often to see feedback and comments.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

April's Book Club selection is Passing For Thin: Losing Half My Weight and Finding Myself by Frances Kuffel.

This month the book club is entering into the real world of nonfiction with this intimate and darkly comic memoir of a woman who does a 180 with her body. This book chronicles how and why the author began the successful process of losing 188 pounds. Publisher's Weekly describes the book as far more than inspirational reading, and credits Kuffel with "an eye for detail, a knack for dialogue and a remarkable sense of humor in the face of adversity."

Which do you think is the "real" Frances Kuffel, the fat or the thin one? Do you think there are aspects of obesity she was grateful for after she lost the weight? Frances writes that "finishing is not success." Does she find success in the course of the book? Beyond finishing a project, how do you define success? Let us know what you think!