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

Paperback | April 1, 2014

byMonica Parker

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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.

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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 weig...

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 Fe...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:April 1, 2014Publisher:Health Communications, Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:075731774X

ISBN - 13:9780757317743

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful read I so enjoyed this book. Laugh out loud funny and also poignant and introspective. Monica is an honest and authentic writer. Our book club loved it! Lending my copy to my sister today!
Date published: 2015-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You'll laugh, you'll cry and you'll cheer This is a great book! I laughed, cried, and cheered for Monica as she dealt with the ups and downs of her unique journey through life. This book deals with dieting, but mostly with the much larger issues of love and acceptance. "Getting Waisted" was a book club selection for me and all of us ended up loving it. This is a terrific "feel good" read.
Date published: 2014-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny, poignant and Totally Relatable What a great journey! True to its 'blurb', this book takes you on Monica's wild ride through growing up (and out), looking for love, gaining and losing weight and eventually discovering the wonderful true self that was always there. She tells her tale with insight and honesty, punctuating some tough life lessons with generous dollops of warmth and humour. I loved every minute I spent with Monica and her cast of crazies, laughing out loud and letting the tears wash over me when they fell. I've recommended the book to many and none have been disappointed! BUY THIS BOOK! You won't regret it.
Date published: 2014-10-13