13 ways of looking at a fat girl

fat_girlMona Awad

This book is divided in 13 vignettes, and it chronicles the ups and downs of Lizzie as she struggles with her weight. It is a coming of age story, though it goes beyond this because we get to know her as a young adult and then a woman of indeteterminate age. Most women will empathize with Lizzie because most women have issues with their body. The author, sometimes sarcastically, sometimes with humour, always with a sharp and perceptive voice, exposes, through Lizzie, the very harmful and hurtful thin-culture we live in.