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Conversations With the Fat Girl by Liza Palmer

19 Sep

Maggie and Olivia have been friends since grade school when their weight was the one thing they had in common.  Now adult, Olivia has had weight-loss surgery and is a slim size 4. She is engaged to a handsome doctor and seems to have the perfect life with one slight problem-no one in her new life knows that she ever used to be fat.  Maggie has not had the surgery and continues to struggle as a fat chick in a thin-centric world.   She tries to hang onto the fading friendship with Olivia as she learns to become comfortable in her own skin; no matter what its size. 

Another entry into the genre I call fat lit.  However, the characters are very real and you really get to know Maggie and all her struggles with her weight, her non-existent career and man troubles.  Tough issues are handled with a humorous and realistic touch. Book discussion guide included. 2005, 312 pages.

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Posted by on September 19, 2007 in Chick Lit

 

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