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Westfield Memorial Library Hosts Westfield Author Speaking on Escape from Food Coma


On Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., the Westfield Memorial Library will host Westfield author Diana Worden Karmin, who will be speaking about her book Escape from Food Coma. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

After stepping on her bathroom scale in the summer of 2010, Ms. Karmin finally decided that at 52 years old and weighing 263 pounds, it was time to escape from the crushing chest pains, the nearly crippling joint pain, and the deepening depression with a goal of getting under 200 pounds.

By January 2011, after months of dieting and exercise, she slipped into a pair of size 16 jeans and felt absolutely triumphant. Eighteen months later, Diana had not only met —but far exceeded her original goal—by (ever so briefly) fitting into a size 2.

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Over her lifetime she’s worn every size from a 22 to that elusive size 2...which explains why she now owes Lord & Taylor over $3000! Diana has documented her lifelong struggles with weight and disordered eating in her book by blending soul-baring vignettes with a healthy dose of humor.

Diana lives in Westfield, with her husband, his two adult children, and their Miniature Schnauzer that she spoils rotten. After a 30-year absence from school, she enrolled in Union County College, where she maintains a 4.0 GPA, in pursuit of a Communications degree. Diana is also a level one certified personal trainer.

To register for the presentation, visit the library’s website at, click on the Calendar link, or call 908.789.4090 ext 0.

Founded in 1879, the Westfield Memorial Library—the community’s destination for discovery and ideas—engages minds, entertains spirits and facilitates lifelong learning for people of all ages. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information call 908.789.4090, visit the library’s website at, and sign up for the monthly e-newsletter “Library Loop,” or stop by the library at 550 East Broad Street for a copy of the award-winning quarterly newsletter, “Take Note.”

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