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Conversations With The Fat Girl - Liza Palmer
Conversations With The Fat Girl
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Liza Palmer will have readers cheering as she explores friendship, true love, and self-acceptance in this "engaging and poignant" (Jennifer Weiner) novel. Everyone seems to be getting on with their lives except Maggie. At twenty-seven, she's still serving coffee at Joe's while her friends are... show more
Liza Palmer will have readers cheering as she explores friendship, true love, and self-acceptance in this "engaging and poignant" (Jennifer Weiner) novel.

Everyone seems to be getting on with their lives except Maggie. At twenty-seven, she's still serving coffee at Joe's while her friends are getting married, having babies, and thriving in their careers. And now Olivia, Maggie's best friend since grade school, is getting married too. The man in Maggie's life? Well there isn't one, except the guy she has a crush on, Domenic, who works with her at the coffee shop. Oh, and her dog, Solo (the name says it all).

When Olivia comes to town and asks Maggie to be her maid of honor, Maggie is thrilled... but she can't help comparing herself to the new and "improved" Olivia. Way back then, they befriended each other because they both struggled with their weight. Now grown up, Maggie is still shopping in the "women's section" while Olivia went and had gastric-bypass surgery in search of the elusive size 2. But as the wedding nears, Olivia's seemingly perfect life starts to unravel, and Maggie realizes that happiness might not be tied to a number on the scale.

In this wonderful novel, Liza Palmer is both witty and wise, giving a voice to women everywhere who have ever wished they could stop obsessing... and start living.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781538715987 (1538715988)
Publisher: Forever
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Wit and Sin
Wit and Sin rated it
4.0 Review: Conversations with the Fat Girl by Liza Palmer
Reviewed for Wit and Sin Conversations with the Fat Girl is one of the most emotionally honest books I’ve read in a long time. Liza Palmer does a fantastic job of conveying body image issues, childhood friendships, and confidence in an organic, relatable way. There are parts of this story that are...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
5.0 Conversations We All Have Had With Each Other
I've been re-reading this book for years. It has become a comfort read, and mainly that's because I saw parts of me in Maggie from beginning to end. Who hasn't been unhappy with their appearance or their current place in life? And who hadn't had someone who was once a best friend that you can feel y...
Musings of a Book Addict
Musings of a Book Addict rated it
2.0 Conversations with the Fat Girl
One extra star for writing about a fat girl's life without shaming her or doing the old "weight loss = happiness" nonsense. That's definitely needed and important in the "Chick-Lit" genre. But the writing of this book was hard to handle. Why are "books for women" written like we have the IQ of a 10-...
Senator Recommends
Senator Recommends rated it
1.0 Conversations with the Fat Girl
Oh my sweet pancakes, this book was ATROCIOUS. One paragraph in and I knew it was going to be a long and hard journey. Narrated in first person Maggie, the alleged fat girl, can be summed up into two categories: whiney and spineless.Read the full review at: http://tipsyreader.com/books/reviews/book-...
willaful
willaful rated it
4.0 Conversations with the Fat Girl
More of a three and a half. Having always been a fat girl myself, I am picky about stories about them, and I mostly liked this one. It's a bit didactic at times and there's a bit of typical chicklit magical-thinking in it--narrator Maggie goes to a personal trainer and apparently almost effortlessly...
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