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SUMMARY 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl

T Mona Awad simultaneously skewers the body image obsessed culture that tells women they have no value outside their physical appearance and delivers a tender and moving depiction of a lovably difficult young woman whose life is hijacked by her struggle to conform As caustically funny as it is heartbreaking 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl introduces a vital new voice in ficti. This book was absolutely nothing like I expected it to be I m not sure what exactly I was hoping to read but it certainly wasn t this The book consists of thirteen chapters and each one is narrated by Lizzie but some of the stories are involving Lizzie The fat girl but are told from another character s perspectiveFrom the onset I knew that I wasn t going to love this book The first chapter was pretty graphic and actually irritated me but I decided to see it through and read on possibly out of sheer disbelief Yes I m going to rant I do not understand how a fat woman can be portrayed in this book as a underachiever that also suffers from low self esteem and because she is so fat she will attempt to fuck everything in her line of sight This character doesn t care about how badly these so called men treat her and why do you ask Let me tell you dear reader because she is classed as being fat and there is an ancient and ghastly stigma in society that fat is ultimately a negative aspect of a person as opposed to a slimmer individual This book is so stereotypical I could smell it seeping through the pages I am an individual that couldn t be put in the skinny group and I am successful I enjoy life I m confident and I have self respect for myself Body shape doesn t define who you are as a person and being fat definitely doesn t make you a dumbass

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13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl

Rive she counts almonds consumed miles logged pounds dropped She fights her way into coveted dresses She grows up and gets thin navigating double edged validation from her mother her friends her husband her reflection in the mirror But no matter how much she loses will she ever see herself as anything other than a fat girl In her brilliant hilarious and at times shocking debu. The cover of this book is BRILLIANT and I didn t realize what I was looking at until I finished Just as the main character moves between fat and not fat in the thirteen different sections of the book the word fat in the title has been partially erased Brilliant brilliant brilliant Why Being fat as a girl or woman is a heavy weight in our society pun intended the assumption people make that fatness is the same as stupidity worthlessness lesser we all do not want to believe it is there but it is central So anyone who feels fat regardless of facts is confronted with constant verbal and non verbal messages from others but even worse from the inner dialogue the one that has internalized the societal view of beauty and is every person s worst critic The central character of Elizabeth who changes names as she changes size Lizzie Beth etc moves through life experiencing many of the aspects of this experience relationships with inappropriate men not knowing if they are just using her the pride coming from a family member once the weight is lost not realizing it wasn t there before the anger from controlling your diet the obsession of all of this and how losing the weight doesn t get rid of the negative feelings It s all there It s honest and imperfect the way life is Almost uncomfortably so I would recommend this to every person who wants to see inside and maybe gain a little empathy But it isn t a lesson book and I don t want anyone reading this review to get that impression Elizabeth doesn t figure it out and move on with her life this entire issue taints her life no matter her size That s as close to reality as I ve ever seen but it s not necessarily encouraging or upliftingThis is the author s first novel I can t wait to see what she does next I received a copy of this from the Penguin First Flights program through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Mona Awad â 9 CHARACTERS

Growing up in the suburban hell of Misery Saga aka Mississauga Lizzie has never liked the way she looks even though her best friend Mel says she’s the pretty one She starts dating guys online but she’s afraid to send pictures even when her skinny friend China does her makeup she knows no one would want her if they could really see her So she starts to lose With punishing d. This starts out so strong and so much of the prose is just gutting for anyone who has been or is a fat girl Awad gets everything right and throughout these interconnected stories reveals how absurd our culture is about women and their bodies Several sections had me in tears The challenge is the second half of the book when the main character Liz loses weight Awad again gets this right the challenges of going from fat to skinny the pressures the self obsession and the warped outlook but the story becomes utterly stagnant and so much is left unexplored Nonetheless I highly recommend this one


10 thoughts on “13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl

  1. says:

    This starts out so strong and so much of the prose is just gutting for anyone who has been or is a fat girl Awad gets everything right and throughout these interconnected stories reveals how absurd our culture is about women and their bodies Several sections had me in tears The challenge is the second half of the book when the main character Liz loses weight Awad again gets this right the challenges of going from fat to

  2. says:

    I really really really disliked this book I uit about halfway through it because I just couldn't take it any As a big girl I feel invested in how people portray overweight women in the media And I just couldn't handle how stereotypical this damn book was Liz is a big girl She's also socially awkward a poor educational achi

  3. says:

    “13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl” consists of thirteen vignettes that are mostly narrated by Lizzie the “fat girl” of the title but a few of the stories are about Lizzie from another person’s perspective The first vignette was unc

  4. says:

    Well that was NOTHING like I expected I didn't know anything about this one going into it From the first few pages the shocking and graphic content had me speeding through the chapters disliking ElizabethLizBeth depends on the point in time until the very last page where I actually just felt so sorry for her She goes from an obese teenager desperate for attention in forms of online dating and her 40 year old boss to a thin young adult ob

  5. says:

    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 uirky protagonist and a good overall message about weight and learning to love oneself despite not being a size zeroOthers described the book as 'hilarious' and 'sparkles with wit' but I had a very different experience with Lizzie's journey I actually found Lizzie to be uite sad and depressing T

  6. says:

    The cover of this book is BRILLIANT and I didn't realize what I was looking at until I finished Just as the main character moves between fat and not fat in the thirteen different sections of the book the word fat in the title has been partially erased Brilliant brilliant brilliant Why? Being fat as a girl or woman is a heavy weight in our society pun intended the assumption people make that fatness is the sam

  7. says:

    Find all of my reviews at this title rings a bell to you Or at minimum you are someone with a decent memory because it is very similar to the poem by Wallace Stevens If you feel so inclined to Google said poem you’ll find that Wiki says The poem consists of thirteen short separate sections each of which mentions blackbirds in some way Such is the case with 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl Intertwined vignettes where our MC and importan

  8. says:

    Awad seems to have written this book to capture every single negative stereotype about women of all sizes in one fell swoop fat women are all bitter unhealthy maladjusted try hards; thin women are all vapid or bitchy or vapid and bitchy; those

  9. says:

    This book was absolutely nothing like I expected it to be I'm not sure what exactly I was hoping to read but it certainly wasn't this

  10. says:

    There's a lot of truth in this book like it or not but I did not find it hilarious nor did I find Lizzie lovableIn this time of almost viral fa

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