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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Fourth Estate (23 Jun. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007386605
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007386604
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.7 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 154,899 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘This book is honest, very funny and sometimes sad, but Weir ends on a high with an important message: love the size you are. It’s a memoir for anyone who, in Arabella’s words, “had ever thought twice about anything she’s putting into her mouth”. And unlike a packet of biscuits, you won’t feel guilty when you devour this book in one sitting’ Stylist Magazine

‘A hapless and hilarious tale of a life lived under the constant and ruthless reign of a chocoate biscuit … this candid memoir vividly recreates a childhood and adolescense marred by the social embarrassment of being marked as different simply due to your weight.’ Lighter Life

‘Brutally funny’ Irish Daily Mail

About the Author

Arabella Weir is the author of the best-selling ‘Does My Bum Look Big In This’? She is best known for her role in BBC2's ‘The Fast Show’ and is a frequent commentator on current issues in the Guardian. Arabella contributed regularly to the Radio 4 comedy series ‘Smelling of Roses’, appeared in E4’s teen drama ‘Skins’ and in the West End show ‘Calendar Girls’. She lives in north London with her husband and two children.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Duechristmas on 16 Jan. 2011
Format: Hardcover
I really enjoyed this book. It's more a story of her life and how she, and so many others, ended up in this yo-yo dieting mess. I wouldn't describe it as a comedy genre but it's an easy, light read and a few parts really jumped out as true of many women's battle with their size, and their mothers!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By JuliaTVC on 27 Sept. 2010
Format: Hardcover
Arabella Weir gives an entertaining and beautifully honest account of her bittersweet relationship with food. Her body image issues will be recognisable to so many women, certainly myself and every woman I know. Gets to grips with why we're all so hung up on trying to be thin. A hugely enjoyable book. Comforting to know it's not just me then...

By the way, I could see no signs of airbrushing either!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By L_F_ on 9 Sept. 2010
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I loved this book. She uses her own experiences (funny and painful, often at the same time) to put her finger on exactly why so many of us are hung up about our size and how perfect life would be if only we could lose half a stone. I thought it was entertaining and thought-provoking without being in the least hard going. Couldn't detect any airbrushing either!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By enid blyton on 25 April 2013
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A brave narration of a the huge effect our up bringing has on us. So many things rang true and drew a parallel with ones own life. Fantastic!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Deborah R. Barnes on 4 Sept. 2012
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The more I read this book the more my eyes widened at the things I was recognising from my own life - some of the thought processes described, some of the reactions.

Arabella Weir mainly describes the food-related parts of her life with humour but I did feel that sometimes the humour took on a darker, self-pitying edge. I don't feel it detracted much, though.

Overall I thought this book was fairly entertaining and good for a bit of light reading. I wasn't sure whether to give 3 or 4 stars, what I really wanted to give was 3½.
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I loved this book. It was not what I expected, but in a good way. Arabella writes with such clarity and honesty, and I identified with her totally. I hope you read this review Arabella, because I want to thank you for sharing your brilliant thoughts, support and self-view. I recommend this book to everyone who has struggled with food, with their weight, and the impact this has on everyday life.
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By Sue reader on 24 April 2014
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A good read and wrote in a fun way. Didn't agree with everything in the book but was a good read.
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As someone who has always been "the plump one" and the girl who bemused her mother by not being skinny, I adored this book. I got a few laughs out of it, but at one point I actually put the Kindle down and cried my eyes out.

If you can't identify with this book, you've either never been fat or are lucky enough not to care if you are.
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