Getting Waisted: A Survival Guide to Being Fat in a Society That Loves Thin

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Getting Waisted: A Survival Guide to Being Fat in a Society That Loves Thin

by Monica Parker

Health Communications, Inc. | April 1, 2014 | Trade Paperback

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 in

Published: April 1, 2014

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 075731774X

ISBN - 13: 9780757317743

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Getting Waisted: A Survival Guide to Being Fat in a Society That Loves Thin

by Monica Parker

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 in

Published: April 1, 2014

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 075731774X

ISBN - 13: 9780757317743

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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.

About the Author

Monica Parker  is an actor, writer, and producer in theatre, television, and film, most notably All Dogs Go to Heaven. She was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, until the age of thirteen when she immigrated with her parents to Toronto, Canada. Monica is currently starring in her insightful and funny one woman show, Sex, Pies & A Few White Lies, which premiered in 2010. Monica has just completed two features already under option, and has a recurring role on ScyFy''s Defiance. Monica lives with her long-time husband and saint, Gilles.

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