Summary Book Review Once There Was a Fat Girl by Cynthia Baxter:
Download or read book Once There Was a Fat Girl written by Cynthia Baxter and published by Belgrave House. This book was released on 2014-03-24 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Martha Nowicki had progressed from chubby to fat without really noticing. And she always settled for less than she wanted. But when she was passed over for a promotion at her job, and her boyfriend Eddie deserted her, she knew she’d have to make a change. But even losing weight complicated things—suddenly there were two men in her life, and two companies wanting her skills. Young Adult Fiction by Cynthia Baxter writing as Cynthia Blair; originally published by Fawcett
Summary Book Review Fat Girl Walking by Brittany Gibbons:
Download or read book Fat Girl Walking written by Brittany Gibbons and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2015-05-19 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Told through a series of larger-than-life snapshots, a hilarious memoir in essays about love, sex, marriage, motherhood, bikinis, and loving your body, no matter what size you are from the acclaimed blogger and body image advocate. Brittany Gibbons has been a plus size her whole life. But instead of hiding herself in the shadows of thinner women, Brittany became a wildly popular blogger and national spokesmodel—known for stripping on stage at TedX and standing in Times Square in a bikini on national television, and making skinny people everywhere uncomfortable. Talking honestly about size and body image on her popular blog, brittanyherself.com, she has ignited a national conversation. Now in her first book, she shares hilarious and painfully true stories about her life as a weird overweight girl growing up in rural Ohio, struggling with dating and relationships, giving the middle finger to dieting, finding love with a man smaller than her, accidentally having three kids, and figuring out the secret to loving her curves and becoming a nationally recognized body image advocate. And there’s sex, lots of it! Fat Girl Walking isn’t a diet book. It isn’t one of those former fat people memoirs about how someone battled, and won, in the fight against fat. Brittany doesn’t lose all the weight and reveal the happy, skinny girl that’s been hiding inside her. Instead, she reminds us that being chubby doesn’t mean you’ll end up alone, unhappy, or the subject of a cable medical show. What’s important is learning to love your shape. With her infectious humor and soul-baring honesty, Fat Girl Walking reveals a life full of the same heartbreak, joy, oddity, awkwardness, and wonder as anyone else’s. Just with better snacks.
Summary Book Review Fat Girls and Lawn Chairs by Cheryl Peck:
Download or read book Fat Girls and Lawn Chairs written by Cheryl Peck and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2004-01-01 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Naughty cats, quirky family members, and experiences as a large gay woman in the heartland of America: Cheryl Peck has a potpourri of poignant -- and laugh-out-loud hilarious -- stories to tell about growing up, love, and loss. With self-deprecating humor and compassionate insight, she remembers the time she hit her baby sister in the head with a rock, how her father taught her to swim by throwing her into deep water, and the day when -- while weighing in at 300 pounds -- she became an inspirational goddess at her local gym. Filled with universal stories about a daughter's love for her parents and the eternal quest for finding meaning in it all, this book reveals many seemingly unremarkable moments that make up a life -- the weighty events that, like fat girls sitting on lawn chairs, just won't let go.
Download or read book Fat Girl written by K.L. Montgomery and published by Mountains Wanted Publishing. This book was released on 2015-04-15 with total page 374 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: #20 on the 2014/15 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading List A 2015 Independent Author Network Book of the Year Finalist What happens when you're forced to swallow your pride and move back home during your divorce? When you're about to turn 40 and you're stumbling through a series of terrible first dates? When you've landed your dream job but you feel too fat to celebrate? You laugh, sip wine with your gay best friend, and promise to start your diet on Monday, that's what. Join Claire Sterling on her journey to reclaim the word "fat." You'll laugh, you'll cry, and in the end you'll realize that there's a little bit of Claire in all of us. Fat Girl is Book 1 of the Romance in Rehoboth Series, where the ladies are strong and independent and the men are actually nice guys. These delightful romantic comedies are set against the backdrop of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware's top vacation destination. Make sure to check out the second book in the series, The Flip is available now. Book 3, Plot Twist, is coming in 2018!
Summary Book Review Til The Fat Girl Sings by Sharon Wheatley:
Download or read book Til The Fat Girl Sings written by Sharon Wheatley and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2006-04-26 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.
Summary Book Review Fat Girl, Terrestrial by Kellie Wells:
Download or read book Fat Girl, Terrestrial written by Kellie Wells and published by University of Alabama Press. This book was released on 2012-09-04 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Not only the story of a colossus of a woman living in Kansas, Fat Girl, Terrestrial is also a meditation on God, treachery, and blind love. In Kingdom Come, Kansas, a town from which children once mysteriously disappeared, there lives a giant woman. Wallis Armstrong is not a pituitary mutant or a person battling a rare medical condition; she’s just an improbably large woman ill at ease in a world built for shrimps. Paradoxically, Wallis builds miniatures of crime scenes, and her specialty is staged suicides. She constructed her first diorama as a child when a boy in her fourth-grade class went suddenly missing. Wallis’s brother, Obie, believes the only explanation for his sister’s amplitude is that she is the incarnation of God on Earth, and he is her one true ardent disciple. Until he too disappears. Kellie Wells’s story of Wallis’s odyssey through this tight-fitting world is a churlish meditation on the existence and nature of God as well as an exploration of the treachery of childhood and the destructive nature of the most blindly abiding kind of love: that of a love-struck brother for a big sister, a disciple for an unwilling prophet, and a bone-weary god for a savage and disappointing flock.
Summary Book Review Criminal Classes by Angela Devlin:
Download or read book Criminal Classes written by Angela Devlin and published by Waterside Press. This book was released on 1995-10-31 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An examination of the links between educational failure and future offending behaviour based on first-hand accounts by prisoners of their early lives - by one of the UK's leading conmmentators: generally regarded as a classic work.
Summary Book Review The Fat Girl Bus by Byron C. Taylor Sr.:
Download or read book The Fat Girl Bus written by Byron C. Taylor Sr. and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2012-08-23 with total page 397 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Introduction Depicted in the early 1990s in Bansfield, NY, this novel explores the controversial attitudes of the school district’s administrative powers and their approach on what to do about the education of pregnant teenage students. The time line spans from the fall semester through the spring semester, approximately eight months in the lives of the principal, students, parents, and the school bus driver at Parker High School, the school dedicated exclusively for pregnant teenage girls in the Alternative School For Educational Advancement program (ASFEA). When the ASFEA comes under severe scrutiny, Mrs. Bernese Thompson, the principal at Parker High, digs in deeply, to fight for the survival of the school and the students she is professionally and personally committed to support. After experiencing the previous year’s mayhem, she thoroughly believed that it prepared her for anything unexpected that could possible come her way. Never could Mrs. Thompson have suspected nor could she have been prepared for what lay ahead. There is much more beneath the surface at Parker High. Secrets have grown in the silence of denial that now propels impending storms. Amy, Hippie, and Mrs. Burrell, the school bus driver, have to let go of their reluctance to deal with the underlying problems beneath the surface, when an unexpected tragedy forces them to act. Even though faced with overwhelming responsibility and obstacles in their young lives, some of the girls never lose sight of their dreams, while others are stripped of their dreams and much more. There was never a dull moment on the school bus in usual circumstances, but the engaging, dramatic and enlightening sequence of events at the core of this story becomes a rite of passage for them all. However, there is a bright lining in the storm clouds when the strong winds have blown and finally cleared the air. Thankfully, something wonderfully transformative occurs, for at least, most of them.
Download or read book Hot & Heavy written by Virgie Tovar and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-10-30 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this fun, fresh, fat-positive anthology, fat activist and sex educator Virgie Tovar brings together voices from an often-marginalized community to talk about and celebrate their lives. Hot & Heavy rejects the idea that being thin is best, instead embracing the many fabulous aspects of being fat—building fat-positive spaces, putting together fat-friendly wardrobes, turning society’s rules into personal politics, and creating supportive, inclusive communities. Writers, activists, performers, and poets—including April Flores, Alysia Angel, Charlotte Cooper, Jessica Judd, Emily Anderson, Genne Murphy, and Tigress Osborn—cover everything from fat go-go dancing to queer dating to urban gardening in their essays, exploring their experiences with the word "fat,” pinpointing particular moments that have impacted the way they think and feel about their bodies, and telling the story of how they each became fat revolutionaries. Groundbreaking and long overdue, Hot & Heavy is a fierce, sassy, thoughtful, authentic, and joyous collection of stories about unapologetically—and unconditionally—loving the body you’re in.
Summary Book Review Henry ‘Chips’ Channon: The Diaries (Volume 1) by Chips Channon:
Download or read book Henry ‘Chips’ Channon: The Diaries (Volume 1) written by Chips Channon and published by Random House. This book was released on 2021-03-04 with total page 1024 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Sunday Times bestselling edition of Chips Channon's remarkable diaries. Born in Chicago in 1897, 'Chips' Channon settled in England after the Great War, married into the immensely wealthy Guinness family, and served as Conservative MP for Southend-on-Sea from 1935 until his death in 1958. His career was unremarkable. His diaries are quite the opposite. Elegant, gossipy and bitchy by turns, they are the unfettered observations of a man who went everywhere and who knew everybody. Whether describing the antics of London society in the interwar years, or the growing scandal surrounding his close friends Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson during the abdication crisis, or the mood in the House of Commons in the lead up to the Munich crisis, his sense of drama and his eye for the telling detail are unmatched. These are diaries that bring a whole epoch vividly to life. A heavily abridged and censored edition of the diaries was published in 1967. Only now, sixty years after Chips's death, can an extensive text be shared. ________________________________ 'Chips perfectly embodied the qualities vital to the task: a capacious ear for gossip, a neat turn of phrase, a waspish desire to tell all, and easy access to the highest social circles across Europe.[...] Blending Woosterish antics with a Lady Bracknellesque capacity for acid comment. Replete with fascinating insights.' Jesse Norman, Financial Times
Summary Book Review The Not So Subtle Art of Being a Fat Girl by Tess Holliday:
Download or read book The Not So Subtle Art of Being a Fat Girl written by Tess Holliday and published by Weldon Owen International. This book was released on 2017-09-12 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A plus-size supermodel tells her powerful personal story and offers inspiration and tips to women everywhere to help them survive and thrive. Mom. Feminist. Plus size. Supermodel. Loud. Proud. Body Activist. Beautiful. Businesswoman. Homemaker. Cat owner. Funny. Outspoken. Wife. Daughters. Lover. Fighter. Survivor… Tess Holliday is many things and perfect is not one of them. But she loves her imperfections—after all, they’ve formed the woman she is today. Tess’s number one rule in life is to love yourself no matter who you are, what your faults may be, where you come from, or what dress size you wear! It’s this discovery that has helped her through life—from being abused and bullied about her weight, to raising a kid alone and fending off social media trolls. Now here in this amusingly candid account, the woman at the forefront of the body positive movement—who has been credited with transforming the fashion industry—explains why you should be happy to make mistakes but how to properly learn from them, as well as how to love your imperfections and be comfortable in your own skin, no matter how much you have. “[Tess’s] determination and drive to take all the bricks life has thrown her way and build a life full of beautiful experiences…makes this book a page turner. You’ll also be left with so many gems of wise advice, you’ll be ready to not so subtly step into your greatness too.”—Danielle Brooks, star of Orange is the New Black #effyourbeautystandards
Summary Book Review My First 40 Jobs by Hugh Maguire:
Download or read book My First 40 Jobs written by Hugh Maguire and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2012-04-03 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This memoir takes the reader from March, 1966 to June, 2003; from Massachusetts to Connecticut, Hawaii to Oregon, South Carolina to California to Virginia; from reporting for a newspaper to Salvation Army Bell Ringer, National Park Service ranger to working for Fidelity Investments; 40 jobs spread throughout America that helped fill up a life, but was it worthwhile?
Summary Book Review The 100 Most Popular Young Adult Authors by Bernard Alger Drew:
Download or read book The 100 Most Popular Young Adult Authors written by Bernard Alger Drew and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 1997 with total page 531 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offers brief biographies, annotated listings of each author's works, and suggestions for additional reading
Summary Book Review Curves, a Celebrity & Cupcakes (Stand Alone Full Figured Romance) by Leslie Hunter:
Download or read book Curves, a Celebrity & Cupcakes (Stand Alone Full Figured Romance) written by Leslie Hunter and published by Leslie Hunter. This book was released on 2016-08-11 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Happily Even After by Marilynn Griffith:
Download or read book Happily Even After written by Marilynn Griffith and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2014-02-28 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ellie Waters usually juggled career, family and church commitments with ease. But when her mother fell ill, coping suddenly seemed overwhelmingly difficult. For help she looked to the past–and within her deepest self.
Summary Book Review The Woman Who Stole My Life by Marian Keyes:
Download or read book The Woman Who Stole My Life written by Marian Keyes and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2014-11-06 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Stella Sweeny writes off her car . . . and his. But is it a blessing in disguise or just a taste of more to come? Entertaining and uplifting, The Woman Who Stole My Life is BESTSELLING author Marian Keyes' intriguing tale of finding true happiness in unexpected places . . . Ever wished you could trade your life in for a better one? One day, sitting in traffic, married Dublin mum Stella Sweeney attempts a good deed, collides with a Range Rover and meets a handsome man who wants her telephone number. She thinks he is arrogant and dismisses the incident. But in this meeting is born the seed of something which will take Stella thousands of miles from her old life, turning an ordinary woman into a superstar and, along the way , wrenching her whole family apart. Was meeting Mr Range Rover destiny or karma? Should she be grateful or just hopping mad? And can she grab a chance at real, honest-to-goodness happiness now it finally seems within her reach? 'Keyes can deftly mix dark and light, tragic and comic in a way that only a handful of writers can.' Irish Times 'A total triumph' Daily Mail 'One of our finest writers' Jojo Moyes
Summary Book Review A New Start Series Boxed Set: Books 1-5 by Charlene Carr:
Download or read book A New Start Series Boxed Set: Books 1-5 written by Charlene Carr and published by Coastal Lines. This book was released on 2017-05-25 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Life is messy. Love is hard. Friendship will carry you through … Wounded and flawed, four friends struggle to fight their inner demons, overcome the scars from their pasts, and find the strength to let love in. If you like complex characters, true-to-life story-lines, and raw emotion, then you’ll love Charlene Carr’s A New Start Series. "Heart wrenching and unpredictable," this complete five book series takes the reader on a journey through the hearts of headstrong, independent women as they navigate the moments in life that make us or break us. Order today and you’ll also get access to Before I Knew You, a spin-off novella, plus an exclusive bonus chapter connecting the stories. Over 1000 pages and over 650 five star reviews for the series on Goodreads and the major retailers. Click 'Buy Now' to start reading the books thousands have loved. Have a tissue handy, but expect some laughs as well. SKINNY ME Whirling from a life that seems entirely out of her control, will Jennifer Carpenter succeed in fulfilling her dream to become the ideal version of herself—a thinner version—no matter the cost? A fascinating and at times disturbing look at the lies we tell ourselves about what it means to be happy. WHERE THERE IS LIFE Autumn’s blissful newlywed life is abruptly shattered when she wakes up in a hospital unable to remember her accident or why her husband’s not there. As she starts to regain her memory, will she be able to confront the truth? A riveting story about love, loss, and finding one’s way. BY WHAT WE LOVE Eloise Grant has worked her whole life to ensure she never has to depend on anyone but herself. Determined to have it all, can she to keep the life she’s sure she deserves while battling with memories of a past she’d rather forget? Smart, entertaining, complex, and satisfying. FOREVER IN MY HEART After years of heartbreak and disappointment, Tracey Sampson has finally met a man she can trust. Will delving into her past propel her toward a better future or will fear continue to hold her back? A deep and passionate read about coming to terms with your imperfections and insecurities. WHISPERS OF HOPE After some devastating news, Tracey is forced to acknowledge that not everyone gets their happily ever after. Sick of being tormented by the fear she’s a broken woman, will Tracey succeed in taking matters into her own hands? A tale of heartbreak and desperation, perfect for any woman who has struggled to make her dreams come true.