* 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad.
"Stunning...As you watch Lizzie navigate fraught relationships -- with food, men, girlfriends, her parents and even with herself -- you'll want to grab a friend and say: 'Whoa. This. Exactly.' -Washington Post
"A hilarious, heartbreaking book."- People
The coming-of-age story about a girl seeking acceptance from anyone but herself.
While exploring specific issues around weight, 13 Ways also speaks to the universal experience of growing up: the brutal angst of being a teenager, the feeling of alienation from one's own body, the struggle for self-acceptance, the search for a fulfilled life. The nonfiction hook of women and body image will attract readers and help us get more attention for 13 Ways. Readers, along with journalists, feminists and bloggers, will want to discuss the issues this book explores.
Mona Awad is "a strikingly original and strikingly talented new voice."* A graduate of Brown's MFA program and a current Ph.D. candidate at the University of Denver, she has been published in McSweeney's and elsewhere. She has worked in numerous bookstores including The King's English in Salt Lake City, where she spent a year as the events coordinator.