Monica Parker bridges the divide between serial dieter''s
survival guide and memoir, taking readers on a hilariously funny
yet bumpy ride from chubby baby to chunky adult.
In Getting Waisted, Monica begins every chapter with a
diet she committed to and reveals how much weight, money, and
self-esteem she lost, then she tells how much weight she gained
when she fell off the wagon. After all, "no one tells a short
person to get taller, or a tall person to get shorter, but fat
people hear about their bodies all the time." From Living
Large in a size zero world to jumping into the dating pool without
causing a tidal wave of angst, Monica learns that when you stop
buying what the diet-devils are selling and start liking yourself,
life is far more rewarding. When Mr. Right appears out of thin air,
will she run back to the catalogue of Mr. Wrongs out of fear?
Readers will laugh and cry as she realizes that while she thought
it was her body that was in the way, it was really what she kept in
her head that needed adjusting.
Ultimately, Getting Waisted is an inspirational look at
life through society''s warped fun-house mirror, but Monica''s
reflection tells the real tale: everyone is always under
construction and we are all flawed, chipped, and dented, but that
doesn''t mean we''re not interesting, vital, and sexy.