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A Book Review: Such A Pretty Fat

Book review: Such A Pretty Fat (Jen Lancaster)

It has been ages since I read a book that has me in stitches from cover to cover. The protagonist is Jen Lancaster herself, who is comfortable in her own fatty skin but went on a diet nonetheless, so that she could write the experience into a book.

The book has none of the stereotypical miserable, fat protagonist with low self-esteem you might be expecting to read about. On the contrary, Jen has an overbearing gait and outlook on almost everything in life that is not only believable, but very endearing too.

And who says fat people cannot be vain people? She is so in love with herself, she could look at her own reflection in the mirror for hours.

Her struggles with Atkins, exercise and food are all-too-familiar for anyone who has tried dieting, and I was inexplicably rooting for her triumph at every turn.

This is a great book for a light read, for fat and skinny girls alike!


Bookish

My colleague SA is just as bookish as I am. We usually browse the Sunday Times for good reads and while I usually buy them, she reserves the titles at the local library.

I have every intention of doing the same these days. There is really no reason why I should spend good money on books when I could have borrowed them from the library. For free.

She has finished Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin in record time and has passed the book to me. I have two weeks.

I’ll follow up with a proper summary when I am done reading it. In the meantime, wait with bated breath!

Posted on 4 Oct 2011:

Hmmmmm…..I don’t like books with open endings. That’s all I can say for now, in case I give away too much of the plot.