Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist's Quest to Discover If Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big; Or, Why Pie Is Not the Answer
A NOTE FROM JEN LANCASTER: "To whom the fat rolls…I'm tired of books where a self-loathing heroine is teased to the point where she starves herself skinny in hopes of a fabulous new life. And I hate the message that women can't possibly be happy until we all fit into our skinny jeans. I don't... show more
A NOTE FROM JEN LANCASTER: "To whom the fat rolls…I'm tired of books where a self-loathing heroine is teased to the point where she starves herself skinny in hopes of a fabulous new life. And I hate the message that women can't possibly be happy until we all fit into our skinny jeans. I don't find these stories uplifting; they make me want to hug these women and take them out for fizzy champagne drinks and cheesecake and explain to them that until they figure out their insides, their outsides don't matter. Unfortunately, being overweight isn't simply a societal issue that can be fixed with a dose healthy of positive self-esteem. It’s a health matter, and here on the eve of my fortieth year, I've learned I have to make changes so I don't, you know, die. Because what good is finally being able to afford a pedicure if I lose a foot to adult onset diabetes?"Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book.
Publish date: May 6th 2008
Publisher: NAL Trade
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
, Biography Memoir
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
The author's obsession with food was actually pretty alarming. I admired her tenacity and commitment to exercise, though. I know from experience that it's tough to stick to a workout routine.My biggest pet peeve is the writing style. I don't mind laid-back, conversational prose, but there was the co...
I decided around page 200 that I didn't want to finish Such a Pretty Fat. I paged through the last half of the book, reading a bit here and there, and confirmed I was okay with my decision before putting it back in the library bag.The thing is, I disagree with a lot of the negative reviews -- I love...
Jen Lancaster is a pretty hysterical woman. This books is one of the only chick lit/humor books that had me laughing out loud! She is so confident, and because of her 'not so lady like vocabulary' these can get her into a bit of trouble! She speaks her mind through out the book, and I love that! It ...
I liked this much better than her second memoir. I can't imagine having her for a friend, she's way too touchy and snarky and mean, but I did enjoy reading about her transformation into a person who likes to exercise. There's a passage where she's swimming laps that is almost transcendent. Lancaster...
What a fun read! Had me laughing out loud and getting funny looks at work and at home! Look forward to reading another by this author!