A weight-loss memoir that’s, like, totes emosh

Memoir, Flabyrinth, By Jules Coll Gill Books, €14.95

25th September, 2016
Jules Coll: a candid and charming narrator

In 1985, Jules Coll’s senior infants school report read thus: “Julie-Ann is enthusiastic about her work and gives it her best effort. However, she finds failure difficult to accept and gets upset if she does not succeed.” This, coupled with a number of other variables – metabolism, hormones, a full-blown sugar addiction – saw the Dubliner tip the scales at 19 stone in her 20s.

On the surface of it, Coll wasn’t letting...

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