Mom Who Put 7-Year-Old on Diet Scores Book Deal

Dara-Lynn Weiss' controversial 'Vogue' article leads to memoir

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 27, 2012 10:01 AM CDT | Updated Mar 27, 2012 10:08 AM CDT

(Newser) – Dara-Lynn Weiss' Vogue article about putting her clinically obese 7-year-old daughter on a diet wasn’t exactly met with a warm reception—nonetheless, it's landed Weiss a book deal. Random House's Ballantine imprint will publish her memoir about the experience, tentatively titled The Heavy, Mediabistro reports. It is described as "an experience that epitomizes the modern parenting 'damned if you do/damned if you don’t' predicament." Click for excerpts from Weiss' controversial article, and a sampling of the angry reactions.

Dara-Lynn Weiss and daughter Bea, in a YouTube screenshot from Weiss' Vogue article.
Dara-Lynn Weiss and daughter Bea, in a YouTube screenshot from Weiss' Vogue article.   (TheYoungTurks)
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