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Such a Pretty Fat Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

A NOTE FROM JEN LANCASTER:

"To whom the fat rolls...I'm tired of books where a self-loathing heroine is teased to the point where she starves herself skinny in hopes of a fabulous new life. And I hate the message that women can't possibly be happy until we all fit into our skinny jeans. I don't find these stories uplifting; they make me want to hug these women and take them out for fizzy champagne drinks and cheesecake and explain to them that until they figure out their insides, their outsides don't matter. Unfortunately, being overweight isn't simply a societal issue that can be fixed with a dose healthy of positive self-esteem. It's a health matter, and here on the eve of my fortieth year, I've learned I have to make changes so I don't, you know, die. Because what good is finally being able to afford a pedicure if I lose a foot to adult onset diabetes?"

©2008 Jen Lancaster; (P)2009 Penguin

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    Sara Louisa, VA, USA 09-21-09
    Sara Louisa, VA, USA 09-21-09 Member Since 2013
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    "Hilarious Commentary on Weight Loss!"

    This book is so funny! Jen Lancaster has an attitude and a great sense of humor! Following her struggle to lose weight and get fit is inspiring and honest. She doesn't lie or sugar coat her journey, but tells it like it is. By the end of the book I felt like I had a new friend! One word of caution: She does cuss a lot. It didn't offend me, but does make me curse more while listening. :) Kinda funny, but maybe not to you!

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Susie Buzan Bloomington, Indiana USA 06-13-10
    Susie Buzan Bloomington, Indiana USA 06-13-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Everything I always wanted to say about fat"

    This was an extremely funny, yet edgy book nailing the feelings every woman has about the struggle of losing weight. As the reader, Ms. Lancaster's cutting, sarcastic, and ironic style is just what the book needs. I listened to it in the car, and occasionally had to pull over as tears of laughter were running down my face. It's a book I will definitely listen to again.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Justagirl Tacoma, WA, United States 01-31-12
    Justagirl Tacoma, WA, United States 01-31-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Small bites help"

    Jen Lancaster is funny, pithy and deliciously wicked..in small bites. Her endless ranting becomes a bit grating if you listen to it like a piece of fiction. I tend to think of her as my neurotic friend that is occasionally so funny she makes me shoot latte out of my nose, but the rest of the time she whines and complains incessantly.

    All three of her memoirs tend to read like a late night comedic monologue, and are best absorbed and enjoyed in three minute increments.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    KismetKat11 08-04-11
    KismetKat11 08-04-11 Member Since 2007

    My favorite genre is Mysteries. Thank you Audible for keeping me company on my commute, doing chores, etc. What a treat!

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    "Always a fun time!"

    This is my third Jen Lancaster book and I'm still entertained! I thought it was great to hear about the struggles of weight loss (been there, down 30 pounds and hovering) and it was actually pretty inspiring. The only gripe I have about the narration, is the consistent mispronunciation of words: "Re:" is not pronounced "Ray". "Re:" is "in response to" or "in regard to", so should be pronounced "Ree". Also, she should check her pronunciation of "chorizo". The "i" is pronounced as "ee", not "eye" or "ih". I know this sounds really petty, but it was so odd considering what a perfectionist I thought Jen Lancaster was to have the narrator mispronounce these things.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel 03-31-11
    Rachel 03-31-11
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    "Love!"

    I loved this book. The narrator is fabulous, the book is funny, fast paced, and truthful. Great listen.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Debra Garfinkle 10-02-11

    author of books for teens and children

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    "Fun!"
    Any additional comments?

    Jen Lancaster is so honest and bitchy at times, but there's also a tender side to her writing too. Mainly, she cracks me up.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly - Audible Newark, NJ, United States 08-17-12
    Kelly - Audible Newark, NJ, United States 08-17-12 Member Since 2010

    Say something about yourself!

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    "An honest portrayal of dieting and weight loss"

    As someone who has been to the diet rodeo several times in the past few years, I relate so much to "Such a Pretty Fat". I've read it a few times but recently decided to listen to it because I've been struggling to continue losing weight and I thought it would give me the motivation to keep going. Happily, I was right. My experiences with WW meetings mirror Jen's and I laughed the hardest at the characters she encountered - people who are afraid of office birthday cakes are everywhere! This book is an honest look at the various diet programs out there (Jen tries Atkins, Jenny Craig, and WW) and the day-to-day struggle involved in losing weight.

    Jamie Heinlein is a great narrator. She has Jen's snarky undertones down pat and I love that she doesn't try to put on a male voice for Fletch. Thanks to her, I enjoyed listening to this even more than I've enjoyed reading it in the past.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Restless Virginia 07-26-16
    Restless Virginia 07-26-16
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    "Love, Love, Love"

    By far the best book I've read/ listened to in a long, long time. Author is witty and comically sarcastic.

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    Dianna Sandora Fort Myers, FL 07-13-16
    Dianna Sandora Fort Myers, FL 07-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Chunky girl steps up."

    I loved this book! I do want to warn you there is a considerable amount of cursing, but who hasn't cussed while trying to lose weight? Listening to Jen's journey encouraged me to step up and take responsibility for what I eat and my activity. I joined Weight Watchers cause I tried them once before and was successful. (Hey Jen did they pay you for plugging them?) As an author myself I appreciate Jen's style! I'm certain I'll be checking out more of her books.

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    Kelly M Kerby 05-16-16
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    "Love it!"

    I love all of Jen Lancasters books but this is one of my favorite's. It is witty & anyone that has struggled with weight will relate to it

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