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By Elizabeth Ridley

“Fat women have fewer offerings in existence. this is often painful yet real. You’ll by no means be the heart of realization; by no means the belle of the ball. nobody offers fats women the good thing about the doubt. thin, lovely women get the simplest of every little thing. We get whatever’s left.”
So warns the mum of Wilma “Sunnie” Sundstrom, a vivid, invaluable, obese 13-year-old whose lifelong dream is to fulfill her idol Johnny Carson, and seem as a visitor on The this night Show. The 12 months is 1978, and Sunnie a straight-A pupil and aspiring filmmaker bargains with consistent teasing from her eighth-grade classmates by means of dreaming of Hollywood accolades and writing a screenplay, “Girl at the Lam,” which she is bound will megastar teenager sensations Kristy McNichol and Robby Benson.
Sunnie lives in suburban Milwaukee along with her banker father, her stay-at-home mom, her sullen older sister, Ingrid, and her exceptional more youthful brother, Max. Sunnie’s closest good friend and confidante is Grannie Lassen who encourages Sunnie’s show-biz goals. Grannie’s personal tap-dancing goals have been minimize brief by means of the premature demise of Grannie’s more youthful sister, Wilma.
A devastating loss plunges Sunnie into depression and her kinfolk packs her off to an all-girls summer time “fat-camp” in Northern Minnesota, the place her days revolve round skimpy foodstuff, calisthenics, and humiliating day-by-day public weigh-ins at the camp’s cattle scale. Love enters Sunnie’s existence within the kind of a rushing boy from the Pentecostal Bible camp around the lake. while his past due evening canoe visits without notice and mysteriously stop, Sunnie and her buddy Cherise take concerns into their very own palms, with approximately tragic effects. instead of go back domestic in disgrace, Sunnie takes a determined bounce of religion and embarks on a cross-country trip. Challenged extra deeply than she ever anticipated, she discovers the unorthodox ways in which desires particularly can come true.

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