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The World’s Longest String

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In the summer of 1979, I, along with three other compulsive overeaters, none of whom weighed less than 225 pounds (102 kg), jumped into my subcompact car (talk about a low-riding chassis!) and drove twelve hours from Durham, North Carolina. Our destination? New York City, home of the 1979 World Service Convention. What do I remember? I remember the show on Friday night, “The Caring Ties,” a musical written by Rozanne S. about the founding of OA. I remember the “100-Pound Winners” panel and the fellow who had lost over 300 pounds (136 kg) and was maintaining a healthy body

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