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A Matter of Fat [Paperback]

Sherry Ashworth
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6 July 2000
At the Heyside branch of Slim-Plicity, the women are struggling valiantly with their waistlines. Stella, the sylphlike group leader, is very encouraged. They are going to be the slimmest group in the north-west and qualify for a celebration buffet. Meanwhile, in a nearby pub, members of the Fat Women's Support Group agree that dieting is a tool of women's oppression used by men and the media. It's time to change the public perception of fat by being proud to be big. Sandra, an English student at the university is torn: she wants to be slim, but she doesn't want to be oppressed. Helen wants to be slim but eating is the only thing that relieves the boredom of her life. And Stella herself is discovering that thin does not always equal perfect bliss...As the various members of Slim-Plicity and the FWSG try to find happiness, the question is: to diet or not to diet?

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Coronet; New edition edition (6 July 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340738898
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340738894
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 11.2 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 280,341 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Sherry Ashworth lives in Manchester and has won a number of awards for her young adult novels. She writes both teenage fiction and comic novels for women. Read more about her on www.sherryashworth.com

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In A MATTER OF FAT, Ashworth has retained a wicked sense of humour, while raising some very important questions. Does she have the answers, though? You'll have to read the book if you want to find out! (NEW WOMAN)

Wickedly funny (Maeve Haran on JUST GOOD FRIENDS)

Perceptive and entertaining (Manchester Evening News ON JUST GOOD FRIENDS)

Book Description

Eating is sexy, sensual, wonderful, indulgent - and forbidden : a reissue of Sherry Ashworth's bestselling debut novel.

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4.0 out of 5 stars To Diet Or Not To Diet - That Is The Question 17 Sep 2000
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Very much a book that you can relate to, no matter which side of the fence you are sitting on - even if you are sat ON the fence! It has humour, despair and a lot of thought-provoking periods. It covers two sides of the coin very well - and still leaves room for a surprise or two.
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