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Conversations With The Fat Girl
Conversations With The Fat Girl
Author: Liza Palmer
Everyone seems to be getting on with their lives--except Maggie. At 27, she's still working at the local coffee house, while her friends are getting married, having babies, and building careers. Even Olivia, Maggie's best friend from childhood, is getting married to her doctor boyfriend. Maggie, on the other hand, lives with her dog Solo, and ha...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446693950
ISBN-10: 0446693952
Publication Date: 9/13/2005
Pages: 328
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3.8 stars, based on 275 ratings
Publisher: 5 Spot
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 16
I do not normally read "Chick Lit." but I figured that I would give this a try. Although many people enjoyed the book, I have to admit that I cannot argee with those who do. Maybe this is just not my genre. Of course it is always good to try new things. Being a "fat girl" myself, I was able to sympathize with the main character's situation. Halfway through the book, though, I was becoming annoyed with her doormat personality and just her in general. Aside from my dislike of the characterization, the story wasn't as well written as it could possibly have been. I understand that this is Palmer's debut, which is further than most of us will ever get. Hopefully she will hone her skills for her next novel.
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Helpful Score: 13
This was a good book about a woman trying to hold onto her no longer fat childhood friend. It follows her prepartions for the wedding as a maid of honor in her newly ungrateful and shallow friends wedding but also major life changes for the main character as she stops living in the past frame of mind as a fat girl and discovers the woman that she has always been and all that she is capable of regardless of the scale. A good summer chick lit read!
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Helpful Score: 8
Possibly the funniest book I've ever read! You don't have to be a fat girl to relate to and totally enjoy this book. Highly recommended!!!
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Helpful Score: 7
Fun, "chicklit" read, but not your typical style. For one thing, it's hilarious. Second, it's not as predictable as others in this genre--there were big surprises. That's all I can say without giving anything away.
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Helpful Score: 6
Hilarious. Honest. Great, quick, absorbing read. Didn't want to put it down! Very Jennifer Weiner-esque.
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A good read from an interesting perspective. A view into the life of "a fat girl" not often honestly and humorously expressed in literature. Plus a great look at family dynamics and the aging process of friendships.
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Very funny and touching!
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You don't need to be a "Fat Girl" to enjoy this book, but wow, as a former "Fat Girl" did I get it! You can shed the pounds, but not the feelings. I just wished I'd had the inner strength Maggie had to learn to love herself as she is. But you know, I got Olivia too---been there, got the t-shirt. But besides clicking in with a lot of my feelings, this was just a funny and enjoyable book and I read it in two sittings because I couldn't wait to see what happened. Oh---and Kate the sister? Could any sister have such a great warrior on her side? And Mom is killer too. And step-dad... It's a good book!


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