Monday, February 3, 2014
Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist's Quest to Discover If Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, or Why Pie Is Not the Answer
I'm usually a fan of humorous memoirs (as you might already know if you are a regular to this blog) and having had my own weight loss journey in the last few years, thought this book would be a fun read. It turned out to be more of a miss than a hit for me though.
The subject matter would have held my interest, had the book been more focused. The author starts out with a lot of complaining and excuses, which is often very true to form when starting on a path to getting an exercise/diet routine. While it was realistic, it was pretty boring to read about and it really takes 100+ pages for Lancaster to get the story going. I also found that I didn't really like Lancaster. I'm sure a lot of women will find her relatable and her inner dialogue can be entertaining but after a while it was just too much snark and complaining for me. Weird, since I normally like snark/sarcasm (thus my love of Laurie Notaro books) but Lancaster's humor just didn't hit the mark. If you enjoy humorous memoirs, you *might* enjoy this book, but I don't plan to read any more books by this author.