On Being a Fat Lady at the Gym

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“Let’s just get your body fat percentage real quick,” the perky trainer at my local gym says, presenting me with a device that looks a bit like a handheld gaming system. I hesitate.

“Won’t hurt a bit,” she prods.

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Laura Skopec

Laura Skopec

Laura Skopec is a writer and comedian whose work has appeared in McSweeney’s and Slackjaw. Her half-hour comedy pilot, “Clown Town,” is in development.