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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,500 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephanie McAfee Narrator: Cassandra Campbel Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Misadventures of a Mad Fat Girl Release Date:
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Graciela “Ace” Jones is mad—mad at her best friend Lilly, who cancels their annual trip to Panama City for mysterious reasons; at her boss Catherine for “riding her ass like a fat lady on a Rascal scooter;" at her friend Chloe’s abusive husband; and especially at Mason McKenzie, the love of her life, who has shown up with a marriage proposal three years too late. Ace is never mad, though, at her near-constant companion, an adorable chiweenie dog named Buster Loo.

Ace’s anger begins to dissipate as she takes matters into her own hands in order to take down Chloe’s philandering husband—and to get to the bottom of a multitude of other scandals plaguing Bugtussle, Mississippi. Then she starts to realize that maybe Mason deserves a second chance after all.

With a sharp and distinctive voice, Stephanie McAfee delivers a hilarious and fast-paced tale about Ace Jones and her two best friends—thick as thieves and tough as nails—navigating Southern small-town politics and prejudices, finding love, and standing up for each other all the way.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In her hilarious debut novel, McAfee has skillfully fashioned Ace as the Southern, ironed-fisted maiden, minus the velvet glove, and swathed her story with humor, romance, and intrigue.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Ace Jones is my kind of girl: Her outsize appetite for life, plus a dangerously low tolerance for losers, get her into one impossible fix after another.”

    Sophie Littlefield, award-winning author of A Bad Day for Scandal

  • Diary of Mad Fat Girl is pure fun.”

    Rachael Herron, bestselling author of Wishes & Stitches

  • "[Cassandra Cambell’s narration] is a fun and witty bit of chick-lit.”


  • “Southern-fried Janet Evanovich.”


  • “Well read by award-winning Cassandra Campbell, this audiobook might appeal to younger readers of chick lit.”

    Library Journal Audio Review

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Carrie O'Maley | 2/18/2014

    " Really terrible chicklit. I kept reading because I wanted to know how this woman was able to successfully sell a self-published book. The answer appears to be that the masses like books written by sixth-graders. There isn't a "diary" in this book and the fact that the main character is "mad" and "fat" is hardly mentioned. The plot rambles all over the place. Horrible. DO NOT READ THIS BOOK. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Debbie | 2/16/2014

    " Amusing short story, but no depth to it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Becki | 2/15/2014

    " liked the book - very funny. did have bad language though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bethany | 2/6/2014

    " Super fun book! Great beach read! "

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About the Author

Stephanie McAfee holds a BA in English from the University of Mississippi and an MA in secondary education from the University of Alabama. Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, she now lives in Florida with her husband, young son, and chiweenie dog.