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13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl

READ 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl Mona Awad ↠ 0 CHARACTERS SUMMARY Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Mona Awad 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. 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 importantly her body interacts with friends co workers children sexual partners store clerks her mother her husband the perfect Diane von Furstenberg dress other women etc We watch as Lizzie morphs into Beth who then changes to Elizabeth who then becomes Liz as she grows from high school aged to adulthood and from fat to thin We see how she views herself through these various ages and stages as well as how others view her via different perspectives being presented rather than Lizzie s alone I picked this up pretty much immediately after reading the ber bizarre Bunny because it was undeniable this was an author who could write I just wasn t smart enough to get all that she was putting down This one however Holy crap Talk about powerful and obviously someone who JUST GETS IT Not to mention all the emotion is delivered without resorting to tragiporn or some pathetic trope or making us wallow in a billion pages Mona Awad You are amazing Seriously I want to crawl inside your brain and live there

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READ 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl Mona Awad ↠ 0 CHARACTERS SUMMARY Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Mona Awad 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. 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 There were some rather funny descriptions thrown in throughout the book but overall this was a sad read for me because BethLizzieElizabeth or whatever moniker she s using comes off as an unlikeable sad and lost character that I couldn t relate to By the end of the book I still didn t feel like I knew Lizzie and that was dishearteningIt was hard to like Lizzie Even when she does lose weight she still lets the weight issue control her view of others as well as herself as she continues on her path of self destruction Whether she s fat or thin Lizzie doesn t like herself She will always be in her own mind the fat girl no matter what she calls herself or how much weight she loses which is an interesting look at self esteemweight loss but not an easy one to read I also wasn t fond of the short storyvignette format which isn t alluded to in the book description It took me a bit to figure out that the author was using this brief snap shot format instead of a linear story line and that definitely affected my feelings for the book I also found it hard to determine the time frame for some of the 13 stories that illustrate Lizzie s struggles In one provocative sexual scene I initially thought Lizzie was a tween thankfully she turned out to be older but I didn t get that understanding until much later in that vignette Unfortunately this short story choppier method of storytelling didn t help me feel grounded in the plot and gave the book a disjointed feel that I didn t enjoy Readers get glimpses into Lizzie s life but like I just mentioned there are some rather odd and uncomfortable sexual situations thrown into various stories which I feel took away from the overall message I think the message that obsessing to fit into society s view of what a perfect body isn t the road to happiness is a good one but these provocative sexual scenes happened with freuency than I was comfortable withThis book follows the life of a young woman with severe self image issues What I ll take away from this book is the idea that a happy life and self esteem aren t a guarantee once you fit into a pair of size 4 jeans You have to be happy with who you are weight be damned Unfortunately I didn t find reading about Lizzy s continued journey of self loathing an enjoyable read Other people may get out of this book but for me this was a missMy Rating 25 starsDisclaimer My sincere thanks to Penguin Canada for providing me with a complimentary paperback copy of this book in exchange for my honest review

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READ 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl Mona Awad ↠ 0 CHARACTERS SUMMARY Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Mona Awad 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

  • Paperback
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  • 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl
  • Mona Awad
  • English
  • 19 November 2020
  • 9780143194798

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    Free [13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl] ´ Mona Awad 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 throu

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    Free [13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl] ´ Mona Awad Mona Awad ↠ 0 CHARACTERS 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 i

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    READ 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl Mona Awad ↠ 0 CHARACTERS SUMMARY Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Mona Awad “13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl” consists of thirteen vignettes that are mostly narrated by Lizzie the

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    Free [13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl] ´ Mona Awad Mona Awad ↠ 0 CHARACTERS SUMMARY Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Mona Awad 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 poin

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    Free [13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl] ´ Mona Awad READ 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl 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 tit

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    READ 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl Free [13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl] ´ Mona Awad SUMMARY Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Mona Awad 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 Wik

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    READ 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl Free [13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl] ´ Mona Awad Mona Awad ↠ 0 CHARACTERS 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 in between are frumpy unattractive pathetic things that are barely worth mentioning To try and bette

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    Free [13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl] ´ Mona Awad Mona Awad ↠ 0 CHARACTERS 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 perspec

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    Mona Awad ↠ 0 CHARACTERS SUMMARY Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Mona Awad READ 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl 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 fat shaming and girls and women obsessed with body image it is certainly relevant to tell a story of one whose entire life has been defined by her weight and self loathingIt was just such a dark read though perhaps worthwhile for some needing to take a closer look at how

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