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Sunday, July 10, 2011

REVIEW for The Real Me is Thin or Why All Women Think They're Fat

Thank you! thank you to HarperCollins UK for sending me this great book.

TITLE:            The Real Me is Thin

AUTHOR:      Arabella Weir

GENRE:         Memoir

RATING:       4 Stars

I love reading British authors, especially if they are writing chick lit and/or about weight issues.

Of course, with a title like The Real Me is Thin, it was extremely obvious why I would be attracted to the storyline.  As I read up on the book, I discovered that this was more of a memoir - which suited me even better.

I have to say that Arabella Weir is funny.  She takes a subject matter that is, of course, highly sensitive in nature for all women and manages to turn it on its head, all the while making it completely clear that she is absolutely traumatized by her own body image.  Sounds very, very familiar.

While this book is not very thick, I found myself thoroughly engaged and entertained.  Weir is extremely honest when it comes to her feelings on the subject of weight, particularly her own.  She can be funny and poignant at the same time.

I loved the easy manner in which she wrote this book, making me feel at ease with my own insecurities which seem to creep up on me regardless of my actual weight.

I also liked the whole "we are women hear us roar" undertone that I found in this book.

Loved it!!!!!


bermudaonion said...

Boy, does this sound good to me!!

Jennifer | Mrs Q Book Addict said...

When it comes to chick-lit I mostly read British authors. I love their style. I'll add this one to my wishlist.

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