The Memoirist
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The Memoirist

The “Big Boy” That Wouldn’t Go Down

I was stuck in a bathroom with Bazooka Joe. Apart from dismembering him, how was I going to dispose of the item? David Sedaris wrote the quintessential “Big Boy” story, and here’s my own.

Photo by Vlada Karpovich

Some time back, I realized that as a teenager and young adult, I dealt with serious self-esteem issues. Nothing was too small to worry about. Iron print on back of dress? Everyone was staring at me.

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