Monday, November 24, 2008

Such a Pretty Fat ~ Jen Lancaster

You can find Jen Lancaster at, Borders, Barnes & Noble and all other great book stores!

"To whom the fat rolls…I'm tired of books where a self-loathing heroine is teased to the point where she starves herself skinny in hopes of a fabulous new life. And I hate the message that women can't possibly be happy until we all fit into our skinny jeans. I don't find these stories uplifting; they make me want to hug these women and take them out for fizzy champagne drinks and cheesecake and explain to them that until they figure out their insides, their outsides don't matter. Unfortunately, being overweight isn't simply a societal issue that can be fixed with a dose healthy of positive self-esteem. It’s a health matter, and here on the eve of my fortieth year, I've learned I have to make changes so I don't, you know, die. Because what good if finally being able to afford a pedicure if I lose a foot to adult onset diabetes?"

I had put this book on my wish list at PaperBackSwap solely on the merits of the title.   And I am so glad that I did!  You are dragged along behind Jen in her pursuit to lose weight and alienate everyone in the entire Chicagoland area.  However, she figures some things about herself and her family along the way.  Not to mention the plethora of laughs, wisecracks, and out and out insults that assault you along the way.  A great read if you’re looking for a good belly laugh; a must read if you are trying or have EVER tried to lose weight.