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It's 1989, and Rae Earl is a fat, boy-mad 17-year-old girl living in Stamford, Lincolnshire, with her mum and their deaf white cat in a council house with a mint green bathroom and a refrigerator Rae can't keep away from. She's also just been released from a psychiatric ward. My Mad Fat Diary is the hilarious, harrowing, and touching real-life diary Rae kept during that fateful year and the basis of the hit British television series of the same name now coming to HULU.

Surrounded by people like her constantly dieting mum; her beautiful frenemy, Bethany; her mates from the private school up the road (called "Haddock", "Battered Sausage" and "Fig"); and the handsome, unattainable boys Rae pines after (who sometimes end up with Bethany...), My Mad Fat Diary is the story of an overweight young woman just hoping to be loved at a time when slim pop singers ruled the charts. Rae's chronicle of her world will strike a chord with anyone who's ever been a confused, lonely teenager clashing with her parents, sometimes overeating, hating her body, always taking herself VERY seriously, never knowing how positively brilliant she is, and keeping a diary to record it all. My Mad Fat Diary - 365 days with one of the wisest and funniest girls in England.

©2007 Rae Earl (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton

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Relatable and Real

I loved this book! I loved this book so much that after listening to it, I went and purchased a paper copy. The story is real and therefore incredibly relatable. It felt like a story about my group of friends at that age. I greatly enjoyed not only Rae Earl's writing style, but also the vocalization of the story by Abigail Hardiman. 10/10!