Big Girl - Audio CD - Abridged Author:Danielle Steel, Kathleen McInerney (Narrator) Victoria Dawson has always felt out of place in her family, especially in body-conscious L.A. Her father, Jim, is tall and slender, and her mother, Christina, is a fine-boned, dark-haired beauty. Both are self-centered, outspoken, and disappointed by their daughter's looks. While her parents and sister can eat anything and not gain an ounce,... more » Victoria must watch everything she eats, as well as endure her father's belittling comments about her body and see her academic achievements go unacknowledged. Ice cream and oversized helpings of all the wrong foods give her comfort, but only briefly. The one thing she knows is that she has to get away from home, and after college in Chicago, she moves to New York City.
Behind Victoria is a lifetime of hurt and neglect she has tried to forget, and even ice cream can no longer dull the pain. Ahead is a challenge and a risk: to accept herself as she is, celebrate it, and claim the victories she has fought so hard for and deserves. Big girl or not, she is terrific and discovers that herself.
I could go on and on, but suffice it to say that this book was a huge waste of time. It is offensive how badly the author beats up on the main character. Big girl is actually a girl/ woman that only seems to carry about 20 lbs of extra weight her whole life and is referred to as big, fat and ugly. She has no one that loves her for who she is and she only finds a little redemption in a man (ugh)! No one in this book never shows any growth (even the main character only shows a slight improvement). When this audiobook ended, I literally yelled at my car CD player because I was so frustrated. What is funny is that I live on a farm and we burn all of our paper trash everyday. When I came in the night I read this, I apparently was holding this audiobook in my hand with some trash I threw away and didn't even realize it. When I later deduced that that is what happened, I wasn't even angry. It seemed like an appropriate end to a dud of a book. I hope Danielle Steel reads the reviews and never does that to us again.
I didn't think this book was as bad as the first review. it was alittle slow same thing over and over. I disagree with the no growth statement. i felt that once the main character did finally realize she was beated down and decided to rise above it all, she finally attracted a man to love her. I didn't regret listening to it.