13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl
On Sale: February 23, 2016
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Growing up in the suburban hell of Misery Saga (a.k.a.
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 drive, 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?
brilliant, hilarious, and at times shocking debut, 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 fiction.
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