13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl: A Novel eBook: Mona Awad: backroadsofamericanmusic.com: Kindle StoreA friend posted a picture of me from her wedding, and all I can see is my stomach. Something about the way my body is contorted, or how that slinky polyester is the most unforgiving, or how the waistband of my nylons cut across my middle, but there it is: the bright blue fabric rippling like thick waves over the uneven surface of my bulging gut——an oozing, distorted potato. At the time I saw that wedding photo of myself, there were probably thousands of women online at the same time, also looking at photos of themselves, also thinking the same thing——no matter what those women actually weigh. Right away Awad sets up the intense, pressurized world of her novel, which is packed with brand names, movie stars, and pop culture references. These are the things society wants women to care about. These are the things society values.
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B ecause even when she does take a photo or have a photo taken of herself for her Internet lover, it doesn't pan out. It's impossible not to be deeply affected by [her] prose. One member thought it should come with a warning as it could be detrimental to someone suffering from an eating disorder and should be kept out of the hands of young, impressionable women. Welcome back.Write a review. Aug 13, Dianne rated it really liked it Shelves: best-of She isn't confronting the fraught relationships women have with one another. This book was just one big stereotype after another.
Fantastic new genre-bending fiction. This starts out so strong and so much of the prose is just gutting for anyone who has been or is a fat girl. There's more about the desire for nook and the pressures women place on themselves to lose weight than there is about pressure from male characters. Aug 22, my-favorite-books.
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It's ugly. It's prickly. It's charged. Really, is there any term in the English language—in any language, for that matter— that's more loaded? Those issues acquire layers—just one layer after another. It's a dynamic relationship that you have with your body when you do gain weight and you lose it and maybe you gain it again and then you lose it—it's a very changeable perspective that you have.
How do I donate books to the library. Other people may get more out of this book but for me this was a miss. She isn't confronting the fraught relationships women have with one another. But my expectations were unfortunately not reached at all.
Others described the book as 'hilarious' and 'sparkles with wit' but I had waya very different experience with Lizzie's journey. The reviews are all over the place. Using every stereotype to describe a miserable existence is lazy. That's a really charged word-but even though it feels like this stamp that puts you in this box like you said about curvy, I don't think it does.It's full of the playfulness foreshadowed by the title and by the games Lizzie and her best friend Mel play in the first chapter, "When We Went Against the Universe. Main navigation. I wish I reviewed the comments on this book before reading? Customers who bought this item also bought.
Skip to main navigation Skip to main navigation Z to search Skip to search Gook to content. From the reviews and accolades that I've read about this book I was expecting a light hearted 'Bridget Jones-type' read with funny bits, a quirky protagonist and a good overall message about weight and learning to love oneself despite not being a size zero. She isn't confronting the treacherous way women navigate self-image under duress in this day and age. How do I book a computer.