On “Fat Girl Books”

PICTURE PERFECT is about a girl who went from a size two to a size twelve in just under a year, and has some serious body image issues.
Yes. This book is about a girl who is size twelve and hates her body. She hates it so much that she tries to hide it, squeeze it into Spanx, cries over it, and emotionally eats up a storm. She hates it so much that she doesn’t believe her friends when they tell her how gorgeous she is. She hates it so much that she thinks no guy will ever want to have sex with her again.
Is Cat’s body image healthy? Lord in heaven, no.
Is Cat’s body image REAL? Yes.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever hated your body unreasonably.

Raise the other one if you’ve known someone who has hated her body unreasonably.
Yep. That’s what I thought.  (Now do the Harlem Shake. You know you want to.)

Cat Mitchell, the protagonist of PICTURE PERFECT, is a freaking disaster. That’s what the book is about – her journey to becoming not-a-disaster. If Cat felt awesome about rolling out her new bangin bod all over campus, I’d be all, good for you, honey, but you make a damn boring story.

Are you a size twelve, and you love it? Good for you. Go on with your bad self. I’m a size sixteen, and while I have occasional moments of woe about a belly (or knee) roll, I’ll tell you right now, I’m freaking gorgeous. Not to mention that between the sheets, The Boy has nary a complaint. (*wink*)

Cat hates her size twelve body, but that doesn’t mean that I’m saying you should hate yours. In fact, what I want is for you to root for her to feel as good about herself as you do.

I’m so happy you like your body the way it is. I like it too. I think you’re DEAD SEXY, in fact. So you can bet that Cat Mitchell is gonna feel dead sexy by the end of the book, too. And no, it’s not the way you think.

Can’t wait for you to read it. If you’d like to add it to Goodreads, click here, sweeties. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17286268-picture-perfect

Love and sexy kisses,


4 thoughts on “On “Fat Girl Books”

  1. You are the bomb. I’ve never been a size twelve (I know, I know, okay. What business do I have posting here?) but weight and body image issues go the other way too. I was a scrawny, flat chested, awkwardly gangly little thing and I despised myself that way, too. I think it’s good for us to see these issues come up in books; they’re realistic! They reflect what a lot of women go through daily. Thanks, Aless, can’t wait to read ❤

  2. This is funny – I just wrote a blog post myself on this topic. I wonder if we were responding to the same Twitter comment. 🙂 Anyway – I completely agree with you – just because you’re happy with your size doesn’t mean that everyone is, and we need books that show that transformation from self-loathing to self-love.

    I’ll admit that part of me wants to roll my eyes at your MC because I don’t see how anyone could think a size 12 is big (I wear a size 24), but I’m trying to be less judgmental of people who are smaller than me. We need all women to stop freaking out about their weight and start worrying about things that actually matter, and until all women are happy with the way they look, we need more novels showing them why they should think they’re awesome.

    I’m looking forward to reading your book. 🙂

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