Monday, December 8, 2014
Getting Waisted: A Survival Guide to Being Fat in a Society That Loves Thin by Monica Parker Read (11/4/14 - 11/9/14)
I didn't get this book. It was supposed to be super funny, and it wasn't. I mean I got a few chuckles, but nothing to write home about. Monica didn't really seem to learn to love herself, at the end of the book she is still struggling and still trying to loose weight, just not on a fad diet anymore. I think I missed the point entirely. I struggle with body issues, I have gained weight after my children were born that hasn't gone away. I am lazy though, and I haven't really tried to loose the weight. I suspect if I actually attempted and ran into a wall I would be more sympathetic to her. She never joined a gym, and the one time she used a personal trainer she decided it was too hard and fired her. I understand struggling to love your body, but it never seemed that Monica did learn to love herself.