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You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl: Observations on Life from the Shallow End of the Pool

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Publisher Comments:

From the bestselling, award-winning author of You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start In The Morning, comes another collection of hilarious observations that will resonate with women, mothers, and girlfriends everywhere  

In her newest wickedly irreverent humor collection, Celia Rivenbark cracks up while getting her downward facing dog on, pines for a world in which every mom gets to behave like Betty Draper and wonders why everybody's so excited about the Science Fair when there aren't even any rides. In it youll find essays on such topics as:

  • Menopause Spurs Thoughts of Death and Turkey
  • I Dreamed a Dream That My Lashes Were Long
  • Twitter Woes: Ive Got Plenty of Characters, Just No Character
  • Movie To-Do List: Cook Like Julia, Adopt Really Big Kid
  • Charlie Bit Your Finger? Good!  And other thoughts on the virus that is YouTube

And much more!  For any woman who longs for the good old days when Jane Fonda in legwarmers was the only one who saw you exercise, YOU DONT SWEAT MUCH FOR A FAT GIRL is comfort food in book form. 

Review:

"Rivenbark (You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start in the Morning) naps in yoga class, supports airport profiling by the TSA, and is delighted that her Twitter antics ticked off model Kathy Ireland. In this new addition to her essay collection catalogue, she's as rebellious, irreverent, and comical as ever. The author's signature blend of social satire, quizzical musings on human nature, and over-the-top down-home humor are directed at everything from Bernie Madoff to Snuggies to people who (slowly) write (Disney character — embellished) checks even when they're in an exceptionally long line at Wal-Mart. In and among the wackiness, she tempers the snark with some sweet, like her belief that President Obama's version of date night is making men everywhere look bad by comparison, her appreciation and envy of David Sedaris, and her simple yet romantic 20th wedding anniversary. Recipes and Southernisms like 'crazier 'n a sprayed roach' round out the fun. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

CELIA RIVENBARK is the author of You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start In The Morning, Belle Weather, Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like A Skank, We're Just Like You, Only Prettier and Bless Your Heart, Tramp. She lives in Wilmington, North Carolina

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312614201
Author:
Rivenbark, Celia
Publisher:
Griffin
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Rivenbark (You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start in the Morning) naps in yoga class, supports airport profiling by the TSA, and is delighted that her Twitter antics ticked off model Kathy Ireland. In this new addition to her essay collection catalogue, she's as rebellious, irreverent, and comical as ever. The author's signature blend of social satire, quizzical musings on human nature, and over-the-top down-home humor are directed at everything from Bernie Madoff to Snuggies to people who (slowly) write (Disney character — embellished) checks even when they're in an exceptionally long line at Wal-Mart. In and among the wackiness, she tempers the snark with some sweet, like her belief that President Obama's version of date night is making men everywhere look bad by comparison, her appreciation and envy of David Sedaris, and her simple yet romantic 20th wedding anniversary. Recipes and Southernisms like 'crazier 'n a sprayed roach' round out the fun. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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