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.
Oh my days! What an absolutely fabulous book this is!
Having struggled with my weight since I was in my mid teens I could so easily relate to Mary and the other members that go to ‘Fat Club’. What I loved about the group is that it isn’t just about the losing weight, it’s more about the mental aspect and defining the moment that made each individual start eating more. Some of the individual stories were heart breaking but over all this really is such a feel good and fun read.
Mary makes some great friends including a love interest, Ted. Ted truly is a great character and I have no doubt that readers will find themselves falling ever so slightly in love with him also.
Through Mary we get to see the day to day issues she has with her weight. Some parts really riled me up as some people thing nothing of calling someone fat. Some parts there was a lot of humour to it though like when she tries a dress on in a shop. Mary tries to make light of her weight but it’s something that we get to see that deep down it really affects her.
Diary of an Adorable Fat Girl is such a fun and entertaining read. It is so heart warming and endearing as well as being proper laugh out loud in parts. Can not wait to read more by the author!
My thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
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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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