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Ratings and Book Reviews (13 146 star ratings
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    13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl

    I expected a funny, Bridget Jones-type read, but this book is darker and much more disturbing. Well-written, profound, hard to put down and yes, funny too. A poignant comment on our thin-obsessed culture. Will stay with me a long time.
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    Honest look at our appearance obsessed culture

    This book was a quick read but was often dark and gave the reader a lot to think about. The style was honest and direct
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    13 Ways to Look at a Fat Girl. By Mona Awad

    Confusing, with a few interesting chapters, unsympathetic characters. Makes fat women seem pathetic.
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    Wonderful Writer!

    I thought this book was excellent, but it was not at all what I expected. I thought it would be more humourous, but as some other reviewers have said, it was dark. However, I do believe it sums up what it’s like to be overweight in North American culture and how women in particular struggle with looking “the part” so to speak. As a woman who has struggled with weight issues my entire life, I could relate to every single thing she wrote about in this book, especially the dressing room scenes and feeling dejected when clothes didn’t fit. Thankfully, sometimes we do make the connection between being healthy and keeping active, but I was in my 40s before that clicked for me. Mona Awad deserves praise for writing about the ways that many women feel but never express out loud!!
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    Might be a book full of triggers for some folks.

    It's mean. It doesn't mean to be but the speaker is so mean to others and herself. It's like she can't stand to be a human being with a physical body, finds people gross. It was depressing to me. Of course maybe it's true for some, but their is so much beauty in the world and people and it feels like the character is stuck in self-hatred and sadly we get to read it all. Please people, enjoy your life and use your life to help and care for others. Good luck to us all.
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