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My Long Island accent makes a horrible debut. Yick. Caaaamp? "I was gettin’ boyfriends?" Sometimes I want to slap myself. Whatevs.





  1. I dont notice any accent at all. You sound very relaxed, and confident. I finally bought the book yesterday, almost done with another and then Im starting on it. Read several outstanding reviews :)

  2. I absolutely loved this book!I've been recommending it all over the place. I was not overweight as a child, but have struggled with the same 20-30 lbs. coming on and off my whole adult life. The chapters relating to your different relationships and where you were on the scale really brought up a lot of feelings for me. I've never blogged before but reading Moose has made me want to write about my food issues. Hopefully I can get it out there and learn from it all. Thank you.

  3. You sound fine, honestly. The video made me smile a little. An escape from wondering if my hippocampus might shrink from melancholy after talking to my depressed mother four (!) times today. Yay, home.

    Sorry, that was TMI and completely off topic. But I'm anxious, I have nobody to talk to, and since my whole day was pretty much bullcrap, the video clip made me forget about that for two minutes. Maybe I should watch some Colbert before bed, to improve today's fun/crap ratio. Or maybe I'll just settle with making tomorrow at least a little better than today.

  4. I am a speech pathologist from Long Island and even I don't think you have a big accent. Also, loved the shirt.
    What bothered me was the narrator calling you an obese child. You were not even close to obese in those pictures!!

  5. I'm not able to listen/watch at work, but the "caption" made me chuckle. You're funny.

  6. You sounded great! I just ordered my copies of both books from Amazon a couple days ago and am anxiously waiting their arrival. From reading your blog, I have no doubts the books are magnificently written.

  7. Thank you for posting these clips of interviews. Sure, it's smart PR-wise, but they also give such a great glimpse into your life and personality. You are extremely likeable and friendly in every one that I've seen. Which, to me, is a lot more impressive than whatever shirt or necklace you wear, whether you cross your legs, or how your accent sounds. Well done for being and presenting yourself as a mature, down-to-earth woman who I (and many others) can relate to.

  8. You know, I have the same accent and didn't grow up in Long Island. What's up with that??

    I am glad to see you are a curly girl, not the blown out straight suave photo on the top of the page. It suits you (as one curly girl to another).

    THe real question is of course, why are we so hyper-critical of outselves? And…I agree with the other K…you were NOT obese by any stretch of anyone's imagination. PuhLEESE.

  9. I'm extra sensitive to horrible Long Island accents. They give me post traumatic flashbacks of the few years I lived in New York as an early teen and was tormented by nasty, Jappy girls at school. I didn't think you had an accent at all. Maybe a teeny bit on the word "over" but really, who cares? I think everyone hates how they sound. You sounded fine.

  10. Stephanie,
    I'm a former Army brat and one to take in dialects of all sorts – depending on where I am at the time. You didn't have an accent but I do understand hearing things that no one else can hear from you (it's the auditory version of the 3 way mirror). :)
    Anyway, i wanted to let you know that I had the very same bikini you wore in the video – and still have it as my trophy from my thin years. I conquered the world in that suit and hold onto it today as a reminder that no matter what I look like, at some point I'll look back on that time with fondness. The trick, is to feel that fondness and appreciation in the present. Thanks to you for all you share, your honesty, candor and for being an amazing woman.

  11. I definitely heard some of the accent, but mostly because you had mentioned it. I was listening for it! But you sounded great and your hair is gorgeous.

  12. Hey Stephanie!
    You are being way too hard on yourself. I didn't hear any weird accent. You look awesome and have lots of great things going for you. Lots of Love, Sara

  13. Stephanie…that is one awesome rock you've got there! Sorry, I know I was supposed to be paying attention to your accent or perhaps the message you're conveying with Moose…but I was mesmerized by that sparkler!

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