Jemima J Paperback – 6 Aug 1998
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"Cleverly probes the world of a very smart, very funny, very fat reporter . . .Americans will enjoy this confection and appreciate how Green renders a certain humor-impaired California earnestness about health, happiness, and love." "USA Today""A brilliantly funny novel about something close to every woman's heart her stomach." "Woman's Own" "The kind of novel you'll gobble up at a single sitting." "Cosmopolitan""
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Jemima Jones is overweight. About one hundred pounds overweight. Treated like a maid by her thin and social-climbing roommates, and lorded over by the beautiful Geraldine (less talented but better paid) at the "Kilburn Herald, Jemima finds that her only consolation is food. Add to this her passion for her charming, sexy, and unobtainable colleague Ben, and Jemima knows her life is in need of a serious change. When she meets Brad, an eligible California hunk, over the Internet, she has the perfect opportunity to reinvent herself-as JJ, the slim, beautiful, gym-obsessed glamour girl. But when her long-distance Romeo demands that they meet, she must conquer her food addiction to become the bone-thin model of her e-mails-no small feat.
With a fast-paced plot that never quits and a surprise ending no reader will see coming, "Jemima J is the chronicle of one woman's quest to become the woman she's always wanted to be, learning along the way a host of lessons about attraction, addiction, the meaning of true love, and, ultimately, who she really is. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This book was insulting - office dog's body and friendless, ridiculed, sad singleton transformed to Ms Career & Relationship Success of the decade after having lost a few stone and dyed her hair blonde. What is the message here? That we should all be aspiring size 10s and blonde?
Contemporary novels should be challenging the beauty myth & not perpetuating it. It saddens and infuriates me that people actually enjoy reading this superficial nonsense.
This short-story plot was dragged (under protest) into novel-size in a writing-by-numbers manner that leaves the reader assured of the ending by Chapter 2. No surprises, no revelations and patronising at best.
Leave it on the shelf.
A lot of the plot twists are unlikely: the first person you meet on the Internet being someone you fall in love with, the Brad and Jenny explanation, losing seven stone in two months with only a sentence suggesting the possible damage caused to health. Still, it's fiction, so the rules are bendable up to a point. Because, at the same time, it's incredibly real. It might not be politically correct, but people do make judgements based on weight, and although Jemima feels she can only return to a normal size once she's got what she wanted (spoiling the ending? Moi?), she learns to love herself and doesn't feel that life has no meaning unless she's a size eight.
When I finished the book, I had some cake. Anything that compels one to do this can't be bad.
Instead words of advice - DON'T READ THIS BOOK !
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've read this book at least 10 times and it never gets old. Perfect book to read by the beachPublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
One of my all time favourite books. Just love the story. It is a little dated now but still a great read.Published 2 months ago by Vicki
I adore this book! I have reread it several times and each time I am taken by the hand into Jemima Jones' world. I'd recommend it to anyone and everyone.Published 4 months ago by Kizzy
I always enjoy Jane's books and particularly enjoyed this story of the lovely Jemima J.Published 5 months ago by Claire
Written so well, Jane green is the only other i tend to read, have read this book 4 times now! Excellent and so gripping!
I'm excited to read the book - looks great. But the copy I ordered arrived in a disgusting condition - filthy on the front cover in a grey/brown sticky residue - only way to say... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer