Today I am on the blog tour for Diary of an Adorable Fat Girl by Bernice Bloom. I will be sharing my review. The publication date for Diary was May 16, 2017. This is a novel every woman should read!
Mary Brown is funny, gorgeous and bonkers. She’s also about six stone overweight. When she realises she can’t cross her legs, has trouble bending over to tie her shoelaces without wheezing like an elderly chain-smoker, and discovers that even her hands and feet look fat, it’s time to take action. But what action? She’s tried every diet under the sun.
This is the hysterical story of what happens when Mary joins ‘Fat Club’ where she meets a cast of funny characters and one particular man who catches her eye.
The story is laugh-out-loud funny and will resonate with anyone who has dieted, tried to keep up with any sort of exercise programme or spent 10 minutes in a changing room trying to extricate herself from a way too-small garment that she ambitiously tried on and is now completely stuck in.
Bernice Bloom is the big, new name in comedy writing…this is the first full-length novel after her series of laugh-out-loud mini books.
Diary of an Adorable Fat Girl: The Complete, Full-length Novel: For anyone who’s ever been on a diet (yes – all of us!)
Author: Bernice Bloom
Published: May 16, 2017
Reviewed By: Jessica
Dates Read: March 8-11, 2018
Jessica’s Rating: 4 stars
Diary of an Adorable Fat Girl is for every woman who has ever been on a diet, tried to be on a diet, has thought about I going on a diet…. Yes, this novel is for every woman out there! She is where Bridget Jones missed the mark: At 130-140 pounds Bridget is NOT actually fat! That’s the one thing I did not like about those novels. Mary actually is very obese. She is also ‘every woman’ out there, relatable and realistic with her imperfections and insecurities that we all have. You can’t help but like Mary!
This novel will make you laugh out loud, and then it has its serious moments. It begins with Mary’s journey to ’fat club’ and takes off from there. She meets several people who become friends and of course the possible love interest. There are hilarious events that happen throughout this novel. You wonder what ‘trouble’ Mary will get into next.
Things take a serious tone towards the end as we find out the events that trigger Mary and what her reasons are for overeating. Mary went through something that no woman should go through.
Diary of an Adorable Fat Girl is one I really enjoyed and look forward to more from Bernice Bloom.
Diary of an Adorable Fat Girl is highly recommended.
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About the Author:
Hello, my name is Bernice Bloom and I am a writer (I write light-hearted rom-com style novels and also work as a magazine journalist and advertising copywriter) and jewellery designer. My recent series of novels is called ‘Adorable Fat Girl’ and it features a heavily overweight woman called Mary Brown. She is bright, funny, friendly and bonkers. She’s also fat. The books blend the comedy of her efforts to lose weight with a more serious backstory about what happened to her in the past that had led to the issues that make her prone to over-eating. I’m fascinated that there are so few overweight heroines in literature. Women can be manipulative, evil, even murderers in fiction, but not fat! Certainly not fat and beautiful with loads of friends! Then along came Mary and she’s developed quite a fan base of people who love the fact that the heroine is large. She gets lots of letters and I have ended up taking her on lots of adventures!