Book Reviews of Wake Up, I'm Fat!

Wake Up, I'm Fat!
Wake Up I'm Fat
Author: Camryn Manheim
ISBN-13: 9780767903622
ISBN-10: 0767903625
Publication Date: 5/11/1999
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: Broadway
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
Pretty good. It's a memoir of the actress's life up through when she won her Emmy for her work on The Practice. It was interesting to read of her struggles trying to make it as an actress in a subculture that values thinness and good looks above all else. She seems like a really interesting person.

The book, however, suffers mightily from punctuation errors - not the kind that could be dismissed as personal style or a way to create a tone (though there are those, and they really needed to be toned down a bit), but the kind that are just simply wrong. Did this book not go through an editor? If so, did the editor have the flu at the time? It was really annoying.
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Helpful Score: 3
A fantastic biography and story of her struggle and then acceptance of being, well, fat. She's a great comedienne and a good writer as well. I enjoyed this very much!
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Helpful Score: 3
a spunky, articulate woman. Lots of photos and empowering quips.
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Helpful Score: 3
A funny, affirming memoir by one of our most talented contemporary actors!
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Helpful Score: 3
I just love this book. Camryn Manheim writes very well, and keeps the reader involved. This book really makes you feel more positive about yourself!
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Helpful Score: 2
this reads just like the Cameron we see on TV. Funny, loud, opinionated!
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Helpful Score: 2
I really enjoyed this book. I watched Camryn Manheim on The Practice and became a fan of hers. I knew she was a very talented actress but didn't realize she can write too. This book was very easy to read as she wrote it like she was having a conversation with the reader. I liked how she was upfront about some of the struggles she has faced. I also liked how she added in humor as that likely helped her deal with some situations. I highly recommend this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Should be read by everyone that has ever had self-hatred issues, for whatever reason.
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Helpful Score: 1
A candid and funny look at Camyrn Manheim's beginnings up through her winning an Emmy for The Practice. Very real and moving--significantly tells the story of how fat people are percieved in a country that values slimness.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this book. I watched Camryn Manheim on The Practice and became a fan of hers. I knew she was a very talented actress but didn't realize she can write too. This book was very easy to read as she wrote it like she was having a conversation with the reader. I liked how she was upfront about some of the struggles she has faced. I also liked how she added in humor as that likely helped her deal with some situations. I highly recommend this book.
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It was funny and realistic.
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an honest and fun read from a down to earth actress
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I love this book. Camryn Manheim is funny. I like the way she tells her story with humor. The way she takes on the subject of weight with truth, honesty & without being whiny about it. She is an incredible wombmyn & this a very enjoyable book.
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decent. but it DOES make you wonder, now that Camryn has lost weight-did she really mean what she said about size acceptance in this book?