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Fat Diary (Acorn, Texas)

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A West Texas librarian makes fun of herself and the other people in her town, while writing about her reasons for wanting to lose weight.


Pamela Mae Willard must learn to love herself. Still, she can’t resist laughing about her problems, and about the adventures of the colorful characters in Acorn, Texas.


This irreverent, politically incorrect tale reveals a woman finding jo
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Published May 2012 by Smashwords, Inc.
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Joan Monk
Nov 16, 2015 Joan Monk rated it really liked it
This is a short story that tells the tale of a young, insightful librarian who is also overweight. As she endures a divorce and a town of zany characters, she finds love for a second time and learns to accept herself. The story is light-hearted, and at times laugh-out-loud funny. Simolke's sentence construction is often brilliant, and the story left me feeling delighted. It became apparent from page one that the 260 lb. librarian/heroine was the smartest, wittiest character that I'd met in a lon ...more
Bob Frey
Jul 29, 2013 Bob Frey rated it liked it
Humorous short book. Took me a while to get used to first person writing from an overweight, socially troubled young women written by a male author. I'd be curious to hear from female readers how well they feel he did projecting a woman's feelings. Funny characters and clever writing. Almost short story length. ALSO - IT'S FREE!!!
Deidre(Dee) ~ Official Bookworm ~
Interesting story about an overweight woman, writing a diary to help her through the tough times ahead, when dieting. I kind of got what the author was trying to do, but sometimes I got a little confused about what was happening. There was so much going on. Overall, it was a nice, little short story. Free to all.
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My writing spans genres, but my most popular books are Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure and the West Texas fiction collection The Acorn Stories. I live in Lubbock, Texas.

Duane Simolke (pronounced “Dwain Smoky”). Education: Belmont University (B.A., ‘89, Nashville, TN), Hardin-Simmons University (M.A., ‘91, Abilene, TX), and Texas Tech University (Ph.D., ‘96, Lubbock, TX), all with a major in
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