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Such a Pretty Fat
Such a Pretty Fat
Author: Jen Lancaster
Personal Training, Session One: I'm standing at the front desk, waiting for the mythical "Barbie" to appear. While I was sucking down water and aspirin earlier today, trying to shed my hangover, I started thinking about how judgmental I can be. I mean, why should I have instantly freaked out when I heard someone named Barbie was go...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780451223890
ISBN-10: 0451223896
Publication Date: 5/6/2008
Pages: 380
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  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 454 ratings
Publisher: NAL Trade
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Such a Pretty Fat on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 44
I picked this up thinking it could be funny and relatable. After 50 pages, I threw it across the room in a fit of annoyance. Ugh.

I haven't read any of this author's other books so maybe I'm missing something, but I just don't understand where her sense of entitlement and high self-esteem comes from. Because honestly, she just comes across as obnoxious and deluded and in desperate need of therapy. Her behavior is borderline sociopath.

And I had to laugh at her 'I'm such an urbanite, I could NEVER move to suburbs!' schtick. Bitch, please. You're from Indiana. Stop frontin'.

Oh, and don't get me started on the footnotes that litter the bottom of every single page. So. Annoying.

When are they going to stop giving every blogger with an audience a book deal? Seriously, just because you can churn out a couple of oh-so-insightful posts a day about the Blue Line and Lucky Charms doesn't mean you should write a book.

In a word: Ugh.
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Helpful Score: 19
So-so. Her previous books have made me laugh out loud, but this one was just ho-hum. I smiled occasionally, but never felt laughter bubbling up. I caught my self just skimming through alot of it.
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Helpful Score: 18
This is the kind of book that makes me think "anyone can write a book." It feels rushed in comparison to her first two books. Don't look to this book for any diet advice, or even companionship for real-life, don't-have-the-money-for-my-own-personal-trainer diets. But, it is an easy, light-hearted read if you're in the mood for one.
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Helpful Score: 6
I thought this book was pretty funny - I agree, not as funny as her other two books - but still worthy of a couple loud giggles. Maybe because I've been on Weight Watchers myself for nearly 5 months and could totally relate to the dieting stories? Perhaps.

However, I found it somewhat disconcerting how in the middle of the book she starts talking about the proposal for this book, and then starting to write this book. It was jarring to me, and didn't quite fit with the rest of the stories.

Overall, though it was a good, quick read. I'm looking forward to her next book, and will always read anything she writes!
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Helpful Score: 6
I love Jen Lancaster. I want her to be my friend. I want to hang out with her and drink fizzy champagne drinks. I want to watch bad TV at her house while sharing the slobbered-on couch with her dog. (Or she can do the same at my house.) I am not totally convinced that we weren't separated at birth. But enough about me. Jen Lancaster's latest might be her best yet...she is laugh-out-loud-did-she-just-write-that?-I-wish-I-had-written-this FUNNY. I have read all her books except one (it's on my WL), and will continue to read everything she writes, including her hysterical blog, jennsylvania.com. She has such biting wit and zingingly accurate tongue. This one covers weight loss and dieting in a way, well, that only Jen can. Jen: can't you see this is a cry for help? Please be my friend!!!
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this was a really funny and entertaining read.
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I've read books that are better and worse. This one strikes right in the middle. There is nothing special. There were some funny parts but a lot I ended up just skimming over. If your goal is motivation to keep up with your weight loss plan, then this is not the book for you. Frankly I can't think of a good audience for this.


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