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3.15 out of 53.15 out of 53.15 out of 53.15 out of 53.15 out of 5 3.15 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karen Jeynes Narrator: Chwayita Mdzinwa Publisher: Open Book Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN:
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Fat Girl is the story of a girl who feels judged and alienated by society. It's about the fears we all hold within us of how others perceive us, and the masks we choose to hide behind. Can the love and guidance of others ever free us from our own self-hatred? And if we are finally able to see ourselves as others see us, what effect will that have? We are all our own worst critics, and this tale of one girl's inner journey, which all takes place at a bus stop, delves into that path of understanding we all need to walk.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 2/14/2014

    " The author, full of bitterness and self-loathing, writes about growing up as a fat child. She had a terrible childhood. Sad, sad woman; sad, sad book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erika Thirkill | 2/5/2014

    " I'm honestly not sure how I feel about this book. It was brutally honest. I appreciate the honesty. Well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 pianogal | 2/5/2014

    " I remember liking this book, but I don't remember exactly why. I guess I just enjoyed reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chrissy | 2/3/2014

    " The funny thing is, I thought this book was written by one of the other doctors that practice in the office I go to. It was not, just the same name. That was the whole reason I was interested in this book. This book was ok, but there were some parts Im sure she could have left out. But I could understand this women. She was eating becasue she was empty inside and wanted someone to love her. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jo'ie | 1/28/2014

    " This book could have been a powerful essay. I found it hard to finish the book but I did. This is a story of a child eating her feelings, pain, and loneliness. Moore descriptions of food, her grandmother, and grandmother were very detailed and somewhat unneeded for the story. She spent a lot of time telling these childhood stories and then skipped over the rest of her life. She talked about the abuse from her grandmother and mother but it did bother me that no one noticed this especially since she spent so much time at the pool, in shorts for gym, and in skirts for school. This is just a really sad book, depressing really, and i'm glad to be done with it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deena | 1/27/2014

    " Well-written and brutally honest. The author survived a harsh, abusive childhood and dispels many of the myths that exist about fat people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 1/22/2014

    " Nothing less than brutal honesty. I highly recommend this for all those that grew up less and perfect and were haunted by it. I was devastated and saddened, but it was also refreshing in its' candor. Not for the faint of heart. I did cry during a few chapters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 1/20/2014

    " While reading this book, I wasn't sure if I was starving or nauseated. That said, I think most women can identify with the feelings and struggles of Judith, whether with regard to weight or appearance or general worthiness. I read this book in a few hours (it's only about 200 pages) and I found that I couldn't leave Judith, that I wanted to be her support, her friend and her mother. Theme of this book: fat people have feelings too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Traci Brumm | 1/18/2014

    " A good book, quick read, mildly disturbing and makes you think. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 1/9/2014

    " I really liked this book, but it was heartbreaking how much the author hated herself. This is definitely NOT a pro-fat book, so I wouldn't recommend it to people who are looking for that genre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 stephanie | 1/3/2014

    " a little discomforting at times, the amount of self-hatred for the author's body unnerved me a little. i desperately wanted a happy ending for her. it was strangely difficult for me to read, perhaps because of the sheer honesty factor, and i couldn't really find a purpose to it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deanne | 12/30/2013

    " strange. Only read this if you are or have been fat. I don't think normal size folks will 'get it'. "

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

    " Gut-wrenching truth, with no holds barred. A sad, sad look at a troubled girl and the holes in her heart that will never be filled. Hard to forget. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Curtis | 12/9/2013

    " This is an intense read. I loved the realistic and brutal self honesty. Chapter 1 features one of the greatest opening lines ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 12/8/2013

    " An intense quick read. Sad and honest and worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelia | 10/5/2013

    " Very in your face memoir but a pretty good read nonetheless "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Walthree | 9/26/2013

    " It was a quick read. Really enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marilyn | 9/23/2013

    " Disappointing. If the author had not already been working in the publishing world, I doubt this would have ever been published. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Ellen | 9/11/2013

    " A moving story of a girl whose homelife was difficult. This is a tough autobiography to read but worth it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley Harbison | 9/3/2013

    " This book isn't what you expect. It isn't uplifting or inspirational... it doesn't teach you to "love your curves" it's just a true memoir of a fat woman and what it's like to struggle with weight. It's nice to hear someone talk about the things that haunt you with an air of simplicity. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Agnes | 7/13/2013

    " Don't waste your time reading this! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stefanie Raptis | 11/13/2012

    " A great insight into the world of an overweight woman. The prejudices she deals with and how our culture treats and assumes things about the obese- she also has a really good sense of humor. It's a thin book so it goes by really fast. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gina | 11/5/2012

    " I was able to finish it but only barely. It was tough, not my style of writing and I just found it to be really boring. It focuses on her childhood and family relationships while growup. Although sad, not so entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monika | 10/26/2012

    " Another audio CD for my commute. I had no idea what it was going to be about, I needed something to listed to. It turned out to be pretty good read for my professional development. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 10/24/2012

    " So, so hard to read! It's intense, sad, disgusting, real-but I just kept cheering for this little girl! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margie Potter | 8/9/2012

    " I thought the book was amazing, angry, and uncomfortable. You can easily relate to the author's story if you struggle with food, but the message deep down is not really about food it's about how parents can damage a child. It's heartwrenching but a good read. "

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