Mary Brown is funny, gorgeous and bonkers. She’s also about six stone overweight. When she realises she can’t cross her legs, has trouble bending over to tie her shoelaces without wheezing like an elderly chain-smoker, and discovers that even her hands and feet look fat, it’s time to take action. But what action? She’s tried every diet under the sun.
This is the hysterical story of what happens when Mary joins ‘Fat Club’ where she meets a cast of funny characters and one particular man who catches her eye.
The story is laugh-out-loud funny and will resonate with anyone who has dieted, tried to keep up with any sort of exercise programme or spent 10 minutes in a changing room trying to extricate herself from a way too-small garment that she ambitiously tried on and is now completely stuck in.
Bernice Bloom is the big, new name in comedy writing…this is the first full-length novel after her series of laugh-out-loud mini books.
I really enjoyed this story, it was great to meet Mary and Ted and I feel like I need to give them a big hug each!
The book took a couple of hours to read as it is the amalgamation of the first three books in the series and I really enjoyed it. I loved Double D’s character as well as Veronica and the other characters from Fat Club.
I read the book late at night and had to stifle giggles on more than one occasion, there are a lot of bits that I found funny but don’t want to spoil anything for you if you grab a copy. There were some serious parts in the book but overall it is a fairly light-hearted and fun read and I laughed and giggled more often than not – it is the first book in a long time that actually had me laugh out loud!
I loved the idea of the book and I do remember being in a previous job where they have started a ‘fat club’ and even brought scales in to the office – yes really!!
4.5 stars from me rounded up to 5 for Goodreads and Amazon – looking forward to reading more of the books in the series!
Purchase from Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Diary-Adorable-Fat-Girl-Full-length-ebook/dp/B071P2QW68/
Author Bio –
Hello, my name is Bernice Bloom and I am a writer (I write light-hearted rom-com style novels and also work as a magazine journalist and advertising copywriter) and jewellery designer.
My recent series of novels is called ‘Adorable Fat Girl’ and it features a heavily overweight woman called Mary Brown. She is bright, funny, friendly and bonkers. She’s also fat. The books blend the comedy of her efforts to lose weight with a more serious backstory about what happened to her in the past that had led to the issues that make her prone to over-eating.
I’m fascinated that there are so few overweight heroines in literature. Women can be manipulative, evil, even murderers in fiction, but not fat! Certainly not fat and beautiful with loads of friends!
Then along came Mary and she’s developed quite a fan base of people who love the fact that the heroine is large. She gets lots of letters and I have ended up taking her on lots of adventures!
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