Such a Pretty Fat by Jen Lancaster
One Narcissist's Quest to Discover If Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, or Why Pie Is Not the Answer

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A NOTE FROM JEN LANCASTER:

"To whom the fat rolls…I'm tired of books where a self-loathing heroine is teased to the point where she starves herself skinny in hopes of a fabulous new life. And I hate the message that women can't possibly be happy until we all fit into our skinny jeans. I don't find these stories uplifting; they make me want to hug these women and take them out for fizzy champagne drinks and cheesecake and explain to them that until they figure out their insides, their outsides don't matter. Unfortunately, being overweight isn't simply a societal issue that can be fixed with a dose healthy of positive self-esteem. It’s a health matter, and here on the eve of my fortieth year, I've learned I have to make changes so I don't, you know, die. Because what good is finally being able to afford a pedicure if I lose a foot to adult onset diabetes?"

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About Jen Lancaster

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Jen Lancaster is the New York Times bestselling author of seven books. She has appeared on the Today show, The Joy Behar Show, and NPR's All Things Considered. She resides in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband and their ever-expanding menagerie of ill-behaved pets. Author websites: jennsylvania.com; facebook.com/AuthorJenLancaster; twitter.com/altgeldshrugged.
 
Published May 6, 2008 by NAL. 404 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Though morbidly obese, with a worried doctor hovering anxiously, Lancaster is blithely casual and never feels sorry for herself: ""I'm a hundred pounds heavier than I was in high school, my veins are full of creme fraîche, and yet I look in the mirror, take in the hair and makeup, and think, Damn...

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In her third book, Such A Pretty Fat: One Narcissist's Quest To Discover If Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, Or Why Pie Is Not The Answer, she never solves the mystery of how she managed to lose 50 pounds while writing about the many pitfalls involved in trying to lose 50 pounds.

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Lancaster isn’t kidding in the title—in her previous books, she’s a condescending, egomaniacal, self-centered smart-ass, and while she occasionally squirms just a bit under her own self-examination, or under the judgments of others, part of the evil glee of her work is that she’s utterly comforta...

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Pajiba

Weight loss is an issue near and dear to me, but reading about other people’s weight loss is about as appealing as giving up chocolate cake for carrot sticks.

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Bookmarks Magazine

they make me want to hug these women and take them out for fizzy champagne drinks and cheesecake and explain to them that until they figure out their insides, their outsides don't matter.

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If this were a Lancaster book, this aside would be a footnote at the bottom of the page haha) and while searching for her next book topic, decided to submit an idea to her publishing house for a book that documented her personal weight loss journey.

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