Join MashReads for a night of wine, cheese and books as we chat with Mona Awad about her new book '13 Ways of Looking in a Fat Girl' in our MashableHQ in New York City on March 14 at 6:30pm ET.
'13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl' tells the story of Lizzie, a suburban girl from Mississauga (which she calls "Misery Saga"), as she struggles with her weight and her relationships over the course of her life. The book is told through a series of short story-esque vignettes, each tracking different stages of Lizzie's life as she attempts online dating, confronts her relationship with her mother and grows into an adult, all the while exploring physical attraction and body image. Yet, as Lizzie grows up, she learns that conformity and happiness aren't necessarily the same thing.
Blunt and funny, '13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl' is a refreshingly honest look at how society views physical appearance, how we internalize those critiques and how that affects the way we navigate the world.
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