You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl by Celia Rivenbark
Observations on Life from the Shallow End of the Pool

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From the bestselling, award-winning author of You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start In The Morning, comes another collection of hilarious observations that will resonate with women, mothers, and girlfriends everywhere


In her newest wickedly irreverent humor collection, Celia Rivenbark cracks up while getting her downward facing dog on, pines for a world in which every mom gets to behave like Betty Draper and wonders why everybody's so excited about the Science Fair when there aren't even any rides. In it you'll find essays on such topics as:


- Menopause Spurs Thoughts of Death and Turkey


- I Dreamed a Dream That My Lashes Were Long


- Twitter Woes: I've Got Plenty of Characters, Just No Character


- Movie To-Do List: Cook Like Julia, Adopt Really Big Kid


- Charlie Bit Your Finger? Good! And other thoughts on the virus that is YouTube


And much more! For any woman who longs for the good old days when Jane Fonda in legwarmers was the only one who saw you exercise, YOU DON'T SWEAT MUCH FOR A FAT GIRL is comfort food in book form.

 

About Celia Rivenbark

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Celia Rivenbark is the author of the award-winning bestsellers Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank; Bless Your Heart, Tramp; Belle Weather; and You Can’t Drink All Day If You Don’t Start in the Morning. We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier won a Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Book Award for nonfiction and was a finalist for the James Thurber Prize for American Humor. Born and raised in Duplin County, North Carolina, Rivenbark grew up in a small house “with a red barn out back that was populated by a couple of dozen lanky and unvaccinated cats.” She started out writing for her hometown paper. She writes a weekly, nationally syndicated humor column for the Myrtle Beach Sun News. She lives in Wilmington, North Carolina.
 
Published August 16, 2011 by St. Martin's Press. 256 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The author hesitantly dips her feet into the yoga exercise revolution by taking a wobbly instructional class, but seems more relieved “to be somewhere for a whole hour without anybody being able to find me and ask me to do some shit for them.” She drolly posits on how much everyday life has becom...

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Rivenbark (You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start in the Morning) naps in yoga class, supports airport profiling by the TSA, and is delighted that her Twitter antics ticked off model Kathy Ireland

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Rivenbark (You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start in the Morning) naps in yoga class, supports airport profiling by the TSA, and is delighted that her Twitter antics ticked off model Kathy Ireland.

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Humor writer Celia Rivenbark has a new collection of essays, YOU DON’T SWEAT MUCH FOR A FAT GIRL, and it’s a rip-roaring read.

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