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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 Campbell Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Misadventures of a Mad Fat Girl Release Date: February 2012 ISBN: 9781452676418
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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 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. Download and start listening now!

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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)

  • 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.”

    AudioFile

  • “Southern-fried Janet Evanovich.”

    Booklist

  • “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 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 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 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 Bethany | 2/6/2014

    " Super fun book! Great beach read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marci Myers | 1/24/2014

    " Hilarious!! I loved every word of this book!! I hope Stephanie will publish some more books like this because it was just plain fun to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracy | 1/24/2014

    " I like Ace but I am hoping that the story gets better. The book really didn't get better. Ace ends up with her love in the end but it was trite and unexciting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi Marleau | 1/21/2014

    " Nothing all the great. I remember it being a bit raunchy and over the top. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Victoria | 1/16/2014

    " If I could give this book negative stars, I would. Everything about this story is cliche and trite, from the dialogue to the plot to the conflict to the resolution. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bethany | 1/15/2014

    " Easy quick read. Fun. Nothing deep. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beverly | 1/14/2014

    " This book CRACKS me up! Although I do think it's a bit hateful at time, I can't stop reading it because it is so funny! I find myself laughing out loud in public! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 12/26/2013

    " It started out hilarious, but became preposterous! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina | 12/25/2013

    " I loved this book. It was short only 125 pages. But a wonderfully written book about friendship, love and what your friends will do for you no matter what. The characters where so well described I felt like I knew them personally. I can only hope for more to come later. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pmeagher | 11/27/2013

    " Fast, one-day read. Entertaining and the characters were interesting and the heroine funny and appealing. A great vacation read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marion | 11/12/2013

    " First book I read on my amazon kindle phone app. The book made me laugh "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole Grace | 11/9/2013

    " I'm fat. There's no other way to look at it. So, I enjoyed reading a story with the main character being someone who isn't the "perfect mold". The main character, "Ace" is quick witted and bitter. (Sometimes too bitter for my liking) Alas, it was a funny, entertaining, vengeful book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Eimers | 11/5/2013

    " Loved this book! it was a very quick read and i really enjoyed it. the situations were a bit outlandish, but made it fun :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Blair | 10/31/2013

    " I loved this book. The language is a bit um raw, but goes well with the story. The plot is predictable but hey we all need a little of that in our lives. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jatori | 10/24/2013

    " Super funny book that had me laughing to myself from beginning to end. Some of the storyline is a little over-exaggerated real life but it keeps you entertained and wanting for more. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a good laugh with a good story. ;-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laina Turner | 9/25/2013

    " This was a funny book that gave me enjoyment from start to finish. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 April | 6/8/2013

    " Not very well written and the protagonist was profoundly annoying and one dimensional. Ace is very loud and vulgar. I picked it up as a light read for only $0.99, so I guess it got what I paid for. It was entertaining... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellen | 5/8/2013

    " This book was laugh out loud funny! If Lucy and Ethel had been from Mississippi they would have been friends with Ace and Lily. I read this book in a 24 hour period because I just couldn't put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 5/2/2013

    " okay....fast read. good women loyalty. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debra | 4/12/2013

    " The premis was cute and I like the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauri Rottmayer | 12/21/2012

    " I love this book. Cute! :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy Spicer | 12/6/2012

    " A; What a fun story! Ace lives in small town Mississippi, is an art teacher, and won't stand for BS in any arena. She's a hillarious character as she navigates high school politics, on/off again love, and dealing with her 2 BFFs. I hope this becomes a series!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sissy Silva | 12/1/2012

    " This book has had me laughing out loud on several occasions. There are some areas that may have missed the editors mark but not enough to make it unenjoyable. All in all a very good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 10/9/2012

    " Had me laughing out loud throughout. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea | 10/4/2012

    " Quick read for holiday weekend - this was a 99 center from B&N "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 9/1/2012

    " Started out strong but then just kind of wandered and got kind of strange. It was a funny and light read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 5/25/2012

    " LOVED IT! A quick fun read that kept me laughing the whole time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gail | 4/21/2012

    " I'd give this a 3.5 if I could. I really wanted to like it more than I did. It had moments of laugh out loud funny, other parts left me wanting more. All in all a fun quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey Stump | 3/14/2012

    " I loved the characters in this book and it kept you guessing until the end. A great, fun 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.

About the Narrator

Cassandra Campbell, Audie Award–nominated narrator and winner of thirty-nine Earphones Awards, has performed in regional theaters across the country and in several off-Broadway shows at the Public Theater and the Mint Theater. In addition to narrating audiobooks, acting, and directing, she is a commercial and documentary voice-over artist.