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13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl (PDF)

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  • 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl
  • Mona Awad
  • English
  • 21 July 2020
  • 9780143194798

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summary 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl summary 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF download ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF » Mona Awad T Mona Awad simultaneously skewers the body image obsessed culture that tells women they have no value outside their physical appearance and delivers a tender and moving depiction of a lovably difficult young woman whose life is hijacked by her struggle to conform As caustically funny as it is heartbreaking 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl introduces a vital new voice in ficti. Awad seems to have written this book to capture every single negative stereotype about women of all sizes in one fell swoop fat women are all bitter unhealthy maladjusted try hards thin women are all vapid or bitchy or vapid and bitchy those in between are frumpy unattractive pathetic things that are barely worth mentioning To try and better yourself is pathetic and senseless according to Awad but to accept yourself and let yourself go is even so There isn t even a point to this Awad isn t telling us anything we don t already know that women can never do right that there is no correct way to exist as Woman without the scrutiny of others and she isn t offering a solution No she s reveling in this miserable pit of a story like Lizzie s mother accuses her of doing with her depression in her teenage years she isn t confronting the way women self objectify themselves perpetuating the male gaze even in the absence of men She isn t confronting the treacherous way women navigate self image under duress in this day and age She isn t confronting the fraught relationships women have with one another I m sure that s what she intended with this book but what she actually did was simply show us a miserable wretched woman who spends her life hating herself and every woman around her That s itThis is not a funny story There is very very little wit and absolutely no bright spark of humor I don t know what book the reviewers read because it wasn t the one I did the only real saving graces of this book are that it is mercifully short and Awad s prose is smooth enough to rip through uickly If I d had to spend much longer on this I would have simply put it down Human Aspects of Software Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Series obsessed culture that tells women they have no value Zamba The True Story of the Greatest Lion That Ever Lived outside their physical appearance and delivers a tender and moving depiction How to Make a Plant Love You of a lovably difficult young woman whose life is hijacked by her struggle to conform As caustically funny as it is heartbreaking 13 Ways The Erotic Motive In Literature of Looking at a Fat Girl introduces a vital new voice in ficti. Awad seems to have written this book to capture every single negative stereotype about women Cities and Dialogue of all sizes in De Omweg one fell swoop fat women are all bitter unhealthy maladjusted try hards thin women are all vapid The Christmas Doll or bitchy The Crime Trade or vapid and bitchy those in between are frumpy unattractive pathetic things that are barely worth mentioning To try and better yourself is pathetic and senseless according to Awad but to accept yourself and let yourself go is even so There isn t even a point to this Awad isn t telling us anything we don t already know that women can never do right that there is no correct way to exist as Woman without the scrutiny Dark Tide Rising William Monk #24 of The Adventures of Rusty others and she isn t Bittersweet Harvest offering a solution No she s reveling in this miserable pit The Internet Book Everything You Need to Know About Computer Networking and How the Internet Works 4th Edition of a story like Lizzie s mother accuses her The Seduction of MrsPendlebury of doing with her depression in her teenage years she isn t confronting the way women self La Joueuse de go objectify themselves perpetuating the male gaze even in the absence The ueen from Provence Plantagenet Saga #6 of men She isn t confronting the treacherous way women navigate self image under duress in this day and age She isn t confronting the fraught relationships women have with Mamá one another I m sure that s what she intended with this book but what she actually did was simply show us a miserable wretched woman who spends her life hating herself and every woman around her That s itThis is not a funny story There is very very little wit and absolutely no bright spark Fearless Jack of humor I don t know what book the reviewers read because it wasn t the When Mutants Attack Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles one I did the The Film Club A True Story of a Father and Son only real saving graces Fearless of this book are that it is mercifully short and Awad s prose is smooth enough to rip through uickly If I d had to spend much longer Real Time on this I would have simply put it down

summary 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl

13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl

summary 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl summary 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF download ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF » Mona Awad Rive she counts almonds consumed miles logged pounds dropped She fights her way into coveted dresses She grows up and gets thin navigating double edged validation from her mother her friends her husband her reflection in the mirror But no matter how much she loses will she ever see herself as anything other than a fat girl In her brilliant hilarious and at times shocking debu. From the reviews and accolades that I ve read about this book I was expecting a light hearted Bridget Jones type read with funny bits a uirky protagonist and a good overall message about weight and learning to love oneself despite not being a size zeroOthers described the book as hilarious and sparkles with wit but I had a very different experience with Lizzie s journey I actually found Lizzie to be uite sad and depressing There were some rather funny descriptions thrown in throughout the book but overall this was a sad read for me because BethLizzieElizabeth or whatever moniker she s using comes off as an unlikeable sad and lost character that I couldn t relate to By the end of the book I still didn t feel like I knew Lizzie and that was dishearteningIt was hard to like Lizzie Even when she does lose weight she still lets the weight issue control her view of others as well as herself as she continues on her path of self destruction Whether she s fat or thin Lizzie doesn t like herself She will always be in her own mind the fat girl no matter what she calls herself or how much weight she loses which is an interesting look at self esteemweight loss but not an easy one to read I also wasn t fond of the short storyvignette format which isn t alluded to in the book description It took me a bit to figure out that the author was using this brief snap shot format instead of a linear story line and that definitely affected my feelings for the book I also found it hard to determine the time frame for some of the 13 stories that illustrate Lizzie s struggles In one provocative sexual scene I initially thought Lizzie was a tween thankfully she turned out to be older but I didn t get that understanding until much later in that vignette Unfortunately this short story choppier method of storytelling didn t help me feel grounded in the plot and gave the book a disjointed feel that I didn t enjoy Readers get glimpses into Lizzie s life but like I just mentioned there are some rather odd and uncomfortable sexual situations thrown into various stories which I feel took away from the overall message I think the message that obsessing to fit into society s view of what a perfect body isn t the road to happiness is a good one but these provocative sexual scenes happened with freuency than I was comfortable withThis book follows the life of a young woman with severe self image issues What I ll take away from this book is the idea that a happy life and self esteem aren t a guarantee once you fit into a pair of size 4 jeans You have to be happy with who you are weight be damned Unfortunately I didn t find reading about Lizzy s continued journey of self loathing an enjoyable read Other people may get out of this book but for me this was a missMy Rating 25 starsDisclaimer My sincere thanks to Penguin Canada for providing me with a complimentary paperback copy of this book in exchange for my honest review Work Your Wardrobe other than a fat girl In her brilliant hilarious and at times shocking debu. 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summary 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl summary 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF download ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF » Mona Awad Growing up in the suburban hell of Misery Saga aka Mississauga Lizzie has never liked the way she looks even though her best friend Mel says she’s the pretty one She starts dating guys online but she’s afraid to send pictures even when her skinny friend China does her makeup she knows no one would want her if they could really see her So she starts to lose With punishing d. 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl consists of thirteen vignettes that are mostly narrated by Lizzie the fat girl of the title but a few of the stories are about Lizzie from another person s perspective The first vignette was uncomfortable and disturbing in an icky sort of way I decided to read one vignette to see where Awad would take LizzieAndthirteen vignettes laterI found this collection to be extremely poignant powerful and memorable I got this from the library but I think I may purchase a copy for myself to reread and fangirl over later Why on earth does this have such low ratings on Goodreads Lizzie like her mother struggles as a young woman with weight issues Her lack of self esteem is heartbreaking and leads to one cringe worthy situation after another Lizzie manages to shed her weight but becomes obsessed with what she is and isn t eating She marries Tom and transitions into Beth and then Elizabeth a bitter judgmental woman consumed with her appearance her diet and anger So much anger I suspect women will relate to this book much than men All the burdens society places on women around appearance will feel very real I think women especially understand how obsession with appearance can lead to obsession with food how a lack of self respect can lead to self loathing The tragedy is LizzieBethElizabeth is unhappy from start to finish from fat to thin just unhappy in a different way She is rarely likable but she always made my heart ache for her Even though I haven t had her exact journey in my life I feel as though I know her in my bonesThe writing is excellent and Lizzie is a character you won t soon forget If you do pick this up the first vignette may make you uestion whether this book is for you Trust me read the second vignette I dare you to put it down