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Subject: Conversations with the fat girl
Date Posted: 8/20/2007 5:09 PM ET
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Have any of you read the book Conversations with the fat girl by Liza Palmer?

I just recently finished it and thought it was a great book. I was just wondering what any of you thought about it?

 

 

Date Posted: 8/20/2007 6:15 PM ET
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I read it a few years ago, but I remember that I enjoyed it.

Date Posted: 8/21/2007 9:14 AM ET
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You know, it's interesting.  I'm a chick lit fan, but I really didn't like this book!  I only made it through the first maybe 100 pages before I got bored and couldn't read it anymore - I was sort of wondering where the book was going.  When I ordered it, I thought maybe it would be an interesting read about the process of one friend losing weight while the other did not, and the ramifications on their friendship, but the book starts out with the first friend already thin and engaged.  So, I guess I expected something out of the book that wasn't there, and when I found that out, I got bored. 

I will say that I later read some reviews about this book, and a couple reviewers commented that the last 2/3 rds of the book are far more interesting than the first...so maybe I just didn't stick it out long enough!

Date Posted: 8/21/2007 12:20 PM ET
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yeah it wasn't as light as alot of other chic lit books but I thought it turned out to be a good book. She learns alot about herself and she gains confidence in the end.

Date Posted: 8/22/2007 12:59 AM ET
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I thought it was a very good book.  It was a really quick read for me as well. 

Date Posted: 8/22/2007 11:10 PM ET
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I keep saying I'm going to move that one up on the TBR, I think I really need to do that!!!

Date Posted: 8/22/2007 11:25 PM ET
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yeah, I put off reading it for awhile but I finally did and I liked it much better than I thought I would. :)

Date Posted: 8/23/2007 4:06 PM ET
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I ended up liking it more than I thought I would... It does seem down and drag a little at the beginning.. but once the wedding planning for the friend begins and another big life event for the main character, it picks up and ends very well :)



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Date Posted: 8/23/2007 5:33 PM ET
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Yeah the ending was GREAT! I am going through a sorta similar situation with one of my friends so I loved reading the ending.

Date Posted: 2/22/2008 1:47 AM ET
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I just finished this book and really enjoyed it as well. I was a little bored at the beginning and found it to drag a bit. But it definitely picked and gave me quite a few chuckles along the way. I definitely recommend this one!

Date Posted: 3/16/2008 3:08 PM ET
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I just started reading this today. I'm only about 70 pages into it. I like the topic and can relate to it some but I'm not liking this main character much...seems like she does nothing but live in a crazy fantasy world or something..but I'll keep reading to see how it turns out!

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 11:05 AM ET
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i read it and enjoyed it. i could relate, too!

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 5:24 PM ET
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ok! finished just now! It was a good read and I could relate to a lot of it..hard to believe she putup with so much but the ending was pretty good LOL!

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 1:17 AM ET
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Yep! It was slow in the beginning but it definitely got better. The chapter where she gets the massage was hilarious!

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 3:59 PM ET
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yeah,t he massage was funny! there were some other places I was laughing too and danged if I haven't forgottenalready! oh, the donut converstaions about being a 'f**ing amateur' because he liked glazed! that was cute.