If I Could Eat Anything for a Day

  If I could eat anything–if calories didn’t matter and the normal laws that govern human  stomachs were revoked–I’d start my day with pie....

Birthday Pedicure

  I get a pedicure about three times a year: once on my birthday, once when summer is beginning and my toes are about...

Magical Jumper

I have felt big my whole life. Not fat–although I have often felt fat, too–just big, like Sully the Pixar monster. I think it...

Surviving Joshua

I once spent four days with peanut butter in my hair and cabbage in my bra, while wearing a pair of overalls made for...

Dorothy’s Party

  They had chosen Kate to come get her and take her to mass, because her sons were too embarrassed to come into her...

That Certain Something

  Debbie Simms turned fourteen the year that she got fat and fell in love with Jason Sanders and got thin again. It also...

The Spectrum Club of West Jefferson High

One The air conditioning vent was behind and above Dr. Berger’s head, so Katie could look at it instead of at the bearded school...