Lauren's Reviews > Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist's Quest to Discover if Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, or Why Pie is Not the Answer

Such a Pretty Fat by Jen Lancaster
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Aug 31, 2011

it was amazing
Read in May, 2011

After finishing, "You Had Me at Woof", I wanted to continue reading some light-hearted, easy-to-read books, especially after having my brain stretched by Malcolm Gladwell. In doing so, I turned to Jen Lancaster and this memoir about her travails with the world of dieting and exercise.

H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S. This woman is kind of my soulmate. Her writing just hits the funny bone nerve in my body and I was laughing out loud at multiple parts. Jen somehow managed to capture everything I have ever thought about exercise on paper. And in the process of doing so, she puts together some crazy antecedents about barking dogs, reality tv shows, her neighbors, and her drives through the "hood" (otherwise known as a trip to the ATM machine). Her relationship with Fletch, her husband, is precious and so real - I love them both.

This being my third Lancaster memoir, I have to admit that they start to get a bit one-note. I don't think I could read another one right away, but one every once in a while it is like a well-deserved dessert - key lime pie, perhaps?

Bottom line, this was a fun, great read, with lots of laughs. And there's no downside to that!
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