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Fat Girl: One Woman's Way Out

3.33  ·  Rating Details  ·  21 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published May 28th 1993 by HarperOne (first published May 1993)
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May 02, 2009 tamarack rated it really liked it
A very quick read and nice addition to my collection of Fat Books. Skillfully poetic and diary-esque, Fat Girl is a big like a zine, a bit like a chapbook, and a lot like a familiar friend. Things O'Garden writes choked me up at times unexpectedly as she takes the reader swiftly and softly through a life of battling (and not battling) against her weight. It is awe-striking to have it all condensed so simply into one small hardcover book.
Aug 30, 2012 Rebecca rated it really liked it
Poetic memoir that is honest. A short read with nice pictures that help tell the story. Look forward to reading more of her work. This would be a good book to read with your daughter and I plan on doing that when my daughter is a little older and has to deal with the pressures that young girls have to deal with concerning body image.
Aug 25, 2015 Jill rated it really liked it
It took me a dozen or so pages to get the feel of this poetic memoir. I wasn't too sure at first but by about two thirds of the way through, I started to see the truth come into focus for the author and I enjoyed her voice immensely.
Apr 02, 2015 Selkie rated it it was ok
I am not really fond of the modern, broken poetic style in which this was written but it does have its moments. And the sketches in it are just wonderful
Dec 23, 2007 Jesse rated it it was ok
So this is an illustrated autobiography of sorts and talks a lot about weight and perceptions of weight and the diet industry in American culture. But then things are convienently "wrapped up" when the woman loses enough weight to feel comfortable moving through the world. I don't know.
Jul 11, 2008 Mizbooks rated it liked it
Bookcrossing "BookRay" book.

Good, but too much coarse language for my tastes.
Jul 24, 2007 Lori rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: those who struggle with or to understand those who struggle with weight
i will always keep this little square book on my shelf.
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I was a midwest kid who majored in Theatre and English, moved to NYC to act. It eventually dawned on me you don't have to audition to write and I could say things that weren't being said by the playwrights whose works I acted in, so I began to write in earnest. That ongoing effort has resulted in:

My critically-acclaimed play, Women On Fire (Samuel French), played sold-out houses Off Broadway at t
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