Confessions of a Carb Queen

  • by Susan Blech, Caroline Bock
  • Narrated by Aimee Jolson
  • 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

By the time Susan Blech was 38 years old, she weighed a staggering 468.1 pounds. She binged. She was "only a little chubby," or so she convinced herself.
Gripping, sometimes shocking, and ultimately inspiring, Confessions of a Carb Queen is the story of how Susan changed her life to save her life, ultimately losing 250 pounds without surgery.
Susan speaks candidly about eating binges, fat sex, and other topics no obese person has dared to address as she recounts her transformation from a vulnerable woman to one charged with willpower and courage. Her powerful story is a blend of memoir, advice, and delicious, health-conscious recipes that will inspire all who listen to it.

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Negative reviews are ridiculous.

There are a lot of negative written reviews, but the star rating is higher than the ratings for the books these reviewers preferred to this book. This book was, indeed, rather outrageous in the sense that I wouldn't gift it to an Amish person or someone who wears their underwear up to their ribs, but it was not in any way, horrible. Sure, Susan has major problems in this book, how else would she get to be nearly 500 lbs? She has a messed up, cranky dad and an invalid and absent mother who was never able to set an example for her. She doesn't behave like normal people, she is addicted to food like other people are addicted to cocaine or heroine. Food ruins her life every day, gets in the way of her relationships with other people, and she is sad inside. She has problems with men, mostly because she has no respect for herself. There are millions of people out there with problems like this or even worse- they just don't spill their guts out about it and if they do, it is only about weight and how they lost it- not their life, too. Susan shares her crazy life, and frankly, it is a lot more interesting than the fact that she lost weight. The situations she gets herself into and the way she handles them are the whole point of this book. She is kind of a mess, and you will probably roll your eyes, but in the end- you realize you enjoyed yourself anyway.
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- Heather Marie

Best Memoir about being over weight!

What made the experience of listening to Confessions of a Carb Queen the most enjoyable?

I think her tone/mood of the book really gives the reader, whether overweight or not, great inspiration.

The flow was nice regarding the history. She didn't jump back and forth confusing the reader.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Confessions of a Carb Queen?

When she realized that her online dating was almost "the same" as her over eating...just another addiction.


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- Beth W.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-11-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios