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13 Ways of Looking At a Fat Girl

(2016)
A collection of stories by

 
 
A darkly funny, deeply resonant, and exquisitely written literary debut, 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl is the story of one woman's journey from fat adolescence to an ex-fat adulthood, as she seeks love and acceptance from everyone except herself.

Growing up in the suburban hell of Misery Saga (aka Mississauga), Lizzie has never liked the way she looks - even though her best friend, Mel, says she's the pretty one. She starts dating guys online, but she's afraid to send pictures, even when her skinny friend, China, does her makeup: She knows no one would want her if they could really see her. So she starts to lose weight. With punishing drive she counts almonds consumed, miles logged, pounds dropped. She fights her way into coveted dresses. She grows up and gets thin, navigating double-edged validation from her mother, her friends, her husband, her reflection in the mirror. But no matter how much she loses, will she ever see herself as anything other than a fat girl?

In her brilliant, hilarious, and at times shocking debut, Mona Awad simultaneously skewers the body image-obsessed culture that tells women they have no value outside their physical appearance and delivers a tender and moving depiction of a lovably difficult young woman whose life is hijacked by her struggle to conform. As caustically funny as it is heartbreaking, 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl introduces a vital new voice in fiction.

    

Praise for this book

"Hilarious and cutting...Mona Awad is a strikingly original and strikingly talented new voice." - Laura van den Berg


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February 2016 : Hardback
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Title: 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl: Fiction
Author(s): Mona Awad
ISBN: 1-5247-0416-4 / 978-1-5247-0416-2
Publisher: Penguin Books
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February 2016 : USA Library Binding
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Title: 13 Ways Of Looking At A Fat Girl (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Mona Awad
ISBN: 0-606-38570-3 / 978-0-606-38570-1 (USA edition)
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February 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl
Author(s): Mona Awad
ISBN: 0-14-312848-5 / 978-0-14-312848-9 (UK edition)
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February 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl
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ISBN: 0-14-319479-8 / 978-0-14-319479-8 (UK edition)
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Title: 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl
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May 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl
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May 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl
Author(s): Mona Awad
ISBN: 1-5047-4238-9 / 978-1-5047-4238-2 (USA edition)
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May 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl
Author(s): Mona Awad
ISBN: 1-5047-4239-7 / 978-1-5047-4239-9 (USA edition)
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May 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl
Author(s): Mona Awad
ISBN: 1-5047-4240-0 / 978-1-5047-4240-5 (USA edition)
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Title: 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl
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February 2016 : USA, UK Kindle edition
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Title: 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl: A Novel
Author(s): Mona Awad
Publisher: Penguin Books
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