Single and Obese:
Then Kimchi Changed Everything!
Africa Yoon née Engo was about to turn 30. She was a celebrated activist working in Manhattan and around the world when she finds she has gained 120 pounds and is now obese. She realizes she needs a life beyond her work and begins to dream about having a husband and children. To get her dream, she has to work on herself to get to her goal. The activist starts on the road toward the greatest cause of her career—to save herself—and decides she will do a spiritual and physical makeover to find self-love, in hopes it may lead to true love. One afternoon at the Asian grocery store Hmart, a Korean grandmother calls her fat! After the initial embarrassment of the public moment, the two begin an unusual friendship that leads her to eat kimchi—and that moment changes everything.
In the self-discovery and romance vein of “Sex and the City,” this memoir is full of culture, food, inspiration, and travel in this ugly duckling-turned swan transformation story.