Such a Pretty Fat
One Narcissist's Quest To Discover if Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, Or Why Pie is Not The Answer
ISBN 9780451223890 | 400 pages | 06 May 2008 | NAL | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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A NOTE FROM JEN LANCASTER:
"To whom the fat rolls…I'm tired of books where a self-loathing heroine is teased to the point where she starves herself skinny in hopes of a fabulous new life. And I hate the message that women can't possibly be happy until we all fit into our skinny jeans. I don't find these stories uplifting; they make me want to hug these women and take them out for fizzy champagne drinks and cheesecake and explain to them that until they figure out their insides, their outsides don't matter. Unfortunately, being overweight isn't simply a societal issue that can be fixed with a dose healthy of positive self-esteem. It’s a health matter, and here on the eve of my fortieth year, I've learned I have to make changes so I don't, you know, die. Because what good is finally being able to afford a pedicure if I lose a foot to adult onset diabetes?"
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--Beth Harbison, author of Shoe Addicts Anonymous and Secrets of a Shoe Addict
“Lancaster has tackled body image, health, and weight loss with the honesty, humor, and a sharp sense of self-awareness that has become her hallmark. For anyone who has ever choked down a teensy portion of flavorless pre-packaged food in joyless despair….Jen has been there, and is here to show the silly side and the empowering. You will cheer for her successes, commiserate with her setbacks, and split your sides laughing at both. Whether you cozy up to this book with a bowl of air-popped corn and a diet coke, or a box of Oreos and a vanilla shake, one thing is certain. It is a delicious and guilt-free delight from start to finish.”
--Stacey Ballis, author of Room for Improvement and The Spinster Sisters
“Jen Lancaster is like David Sedaris with pearls and a super-cute handbag.”
—Jennifer Coburn, author of The Queen Gene
“Carrie Bradshaw meets Barbara Ehrenreich.”
“She’s bitchy and sometimes plain old mean, but she’s absolutely hilarious.”
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