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

(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.

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Mar 27, 2012 11:41 PM CDT
I wouldn't mind if she just happened to get hit by a bus.
Mar 27, 2012 5:08 PM CDT
Clinically??? Clinically could mean 2 or 3 pounds.
Mar 27, 2012 10:43 AM CDT
Please substitute "sensible eating plan" for "diet". As if allowing her young daughter to be obese was a good thing?!? Then find something else to kvetch about. You're welcome.