Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes - Study Guide Chapters 1-2 Summary & Analysis

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Sarah Byrnes is a young woman who was scarred by burns at the age of three. Sarah Byrnes insists everyone call her by her full name because of the play on words with her last name and her condition. Eric "Moby" Calhoune has been her best friend since high school.

In chapter 1, Moby is at swim practice, pushing himself to the brink of exhaustion in preparation for his next swimming match. Afterward, Moby goes to see Sarah Byrnes, his best friend, at the psych ward at Sacred Heart hospital. Moby sits beside Sarah Byrnes but does not know what to do or say. A counselor comes up and tells Moby to just talk to her with the hopes that normal conversation will help her return to herself. Moby asks Sarah Byrnes if she remembers Crispy Pork Rinds. Crispy Pork Rinds is a newspaper Moby and...

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