Thursday, October 27, 2011

Book Review - The F word: Tales of a Fat Girl

I have another yummy indie review coming your way. It's a novella called The F Word: tales of a Fat Girl. If that title didn't have you snickering, then you won't like this book.


The blurb on Goodreads:  

When it comes to food, dating and bathing suits, this witty and honest book of short tales comes from the heart of a fat girl trying to keep afloat with a smile. If you've ever had body issues, love issues or simply just a bad date, you can surely commiserate with this writer. This quick reading book covers everything from eating, shopping and nakedness to fitting in, self acceptance and everything else between the sheets. You'll laugh, you'll identify, and you'll walk away with some ideas of your own. 

What I liked:

This isn't some "confessions of a shopaholic, but with a large girl" kind of book. Oh no, Suchow gets right to the point and calls herself a Fat Girl (FG for short) right on the first page. This is her random thoughts about being a woman of size. Her chapter headings are hilarious -- The Gym and Other Planets, The Oprah Syndrome, and As Seen on T.V. to name a few. My favorite chapter was entitled "Cake is Good." 

She has a wit and and honesty that any woman can relate to, no matter your size. And believe me she tells ALL.

What I didn't like:

I'm not big on talking about sex (as I mentioned before) so I could have done without those kinds of thoughts, and there where lots of those thoughts. I did, however, appreciate the content warning before the chapter entitled "To Pee or not to Pee." I was still tempted to read it just because of the title, but I skipped it knowing  I wouldn't enjoy it. 

Overall: 

My rating is 3.5 stars becasue I wouldn't read it again, but it certainly made me pause and think about things in a different light.  If you're into crass and sexy humor then you would love this book, it's just not my first choice when it comes to a cup of tea. But that doesn't hold me back from applauding her guts.

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