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In Gorge, Kara Richardson Whitely shows that big women can do big things.

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Kara Richardson Whitely knew that she could reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. She had done it once before. That's why, when she failed in a second attempt, it brought her so low. As she struggled with food addiction and looked for ways to cope with feelings of failure and shame, Kara's weight shot to more than 300 pounds. Deep in her personal gorge, Kara realized that the only way out was up. She resolved to climb the mountain again—and this time, she would reach the summit without waiting for her plus-sized status to disappear.

Gorge: My Journey up Kilimanjaro at 300 Pounds is the raw story of Kara's ascent from the depths of self-doubt to the top of the world. Her difficult but inspiring trek speaks to every woman who has struggled with her self-image or felt that food was controlling her life. Honest and unforgettable, Kara's journey is one of intense passion, endurance, and self-acceptance.

"The author' story is immediately engaging, as she chronicles her initial Kilimanjaro triumph and her follow-up failure with wit, energy and color." ---Kirkus

"Gorge reminds us of just how strong the human spirit is, and how resilience and determination can, in fact, triumph over despair." ---Ann Hood, author of Comfort


My Journey Up Kilimanjaro at 300 Pounds

Author Kara Richardson Whitely

Narrated by Kara Richardson Whitely

Publication date Jun 30, 2015

Running time 9 hrs

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