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Monday, August 6, 2012

BLOG TOUR FOR FATTY PATTY

I am happy to be joining Chick Lit Plus http://www.clpblogtours.com/2012/05/fatty-patty-by-kathleen-irene-paterka.html for a blog tour of the book Fatty Patty.


TITLE:             Fatty Patty


AUTHOR:       Kathleen Irene Paterka


GENRE:           Fiction


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Books, whether they are fiction or non fiction that deal with the difficult and sensitive storyline of weight and body issues are always very close to my heart, which is why I did not hesitate to read and review Fatty Patty.

First off, I loved, loved the book, but hated, hated the title.  Yes, I do realize that the title is about sending a message and was, in fact, exactly how Patty viewed herself, but still – it made my hair stand up on end!

Reading this book was difficult for me as the main character experienced so many episodes that I could absolutely relate to.  I spent a considerable amount of time trying to push back tears at how sad and unhappy Patty was – even in those moments where I did not like her all that much.  But then again, that was one of the best things about this book, the fact that Patty was a normal human being who could do some mean things at times.

I found myself liking her though, yes, because of her weight issues, but also because she was determined to find a way to be at a happier place – something we all aspire to.

I always felt that people who do not have weight issues should be forced to read and every book on the subject matter, just so they could get even a tiny little taste of what it is like to walk around struggling to accept your own reality – which you would change in a heartbeat – if only it meant you could be skinny.

This book is hopeful and honest – a wonderful combination.

3 comments:

Samantha said...

Thanks for being in the tour!

Kathleen Irene Paterka said...

Tina, I'm so glad you enjoyed PATTY'S story. It was painful to write, but I did want to leave the reader with a sense of hope. Patty deserved some happiness, and I'm happy she found it.

-Kathleen

Kathleen Irene Paterka said...

Samantha, this is my first tour stop! I'm enjoying it!

-Kathleen

 
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