Diary of a Mad Fat Girl by Stephanie McAfee

73%

6 Critic Reviews

Diary of a Mad Fat Girl is a rollicking, funny story about life in small-town Mississippi, with more scandal and intrigue than a soap opera
-Southern Lit Review

Synopsis

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.

 

About Stephanie McAfee

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Stephanie McAfee was born in Tupelo, Florida, with her family. Author websites: stephanie-mcafee.com; twitter.com/stephaniemcafee; facebook.com/madfatgirl
 
Published February 7, 2012 by NAL. 362 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Diary of a Mad Fat Girl
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Examiner

Above average
on Aug 02 2012

If you are looking for a fun, fast read to round out your summer reading list than "Diary of a Mad Fat Girl" is the book for you.

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Entertainment Weekly

Good
Reviewed by Sara Vilkomerson on Feb 15 2012

...our heroine, is anything but a shrinking Southern belle...Diary of a Mad Fat Girl...is the kind of breezy summer read that's perfect for wintertime, too.

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Good
on Mar 19 2012

For more about how this hilarious adventure progresses, you'll have to read about it yourself and it's well-worth the read!

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BlogHer

Above average
on Mar 08 2012

I sat it down just a few pages in because of the names of the characters.

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Open Salon

Above average
on Mar 07 2012

...her romance wasn’t as central to the fun I had reading this. The women’s friendships and goofy adventures were.

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Southern Lit Review

Good
on Mar 15 2012

Diary of a Mad Fat Girl is a rollicking, funny story about life in small-town Mississippi, with more scandal and intrigue than a soap opera

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