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Publisher's Summary

"You're pretty, for a fat girl."
That's nothing Claire Howard hasn't heard before, and there's part of her that doesn't care, that thinks it's okay to love herself just the way she is. Then there's that other voice in her head, the one that plays on a constant loop that gets louder whenever people scrutinize her dinner order, snicker when she needs a belt extender on a plane, and outright laugh when they see her with her the kind of man they don't think fat girls deserve. It reminds her that existing while fat is the worst thing in the world. It's worse than being ignorant, bigoted or cruel-at least according to society's standards. Even when she has the attentions of two men who are the embodiment of fantasy.
But it's not their love that matters, it's her own. Fat is a brand that's been seared into every aspect of her life-even her heart. Can Claire love herself enough to reach past the labels for her own happiness?
©2014 Saranna DeWylde (P)2014 Saranna DeWylde
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5 out of 5 stars
By Kay on 02-18-18


Cause big girls are gorgeous and desirable too! Yes, I'm curvyer than the average girl, so what! Thank you Savanna!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Bonnie on 03-21-15

Story about a BBW

If you could sum up Fat in three words, what would they be?

I couldn't sum up in three words, it was that enjoyable on a topic that many wouldn't touch.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Fat?

There were many memorable moments, one one Claire realizes men do like big women, you don't have to be a size 4 to be loved and desired. Being a size 26 can do just as nicely and in this story Claire learns who she is and gets to be the woman she was meant to be.

Have you listened to any of Hollie Jackson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Hollie Jackson was wonderful with all characters and emotions. I've heard her do other narrations and she was perfect for this story.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Overweight are always made to feel badly about themselves, especially women. Not everyone can be a size 6, nor can 5' 7". What this story tells you that labels really stink. Once you start, it's hard to stop. You never see the individual's personality only the label. So many relationships are lost because people can't see beyond stigma. This was a great story that touches on something in our society that should be addressed. No one should be made to feel badly for things they may not be able to help.

Any additional comments?

I think this will be a great series, if they keep Ms Jackson as narrator, and depending on which labels they start to break down it will be exciting as well.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sarah on 06-06-15

A thought-provoking story about love and self

Would you listen to Fat again? Why?

I loved this story from the moment it started. The performance was spot on and the intonation and depth given to the character by the narrator was superb.

What did you like best about this story?

It was sweet, sexy, funny and very relatable. We all have that insidious voice inside us that tries to knock us down and Claire's journey to self acceptance was believable.

What about Hollie Jackson’s performance did you like?

She made it seem like Claire was a friend of mine, sitting on the end of my bed telling her story.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

I would recommend this book to my friends in a heartbeat.

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