Conversations with the Fat Girl
Title: Conversations with the Fat Girl
Author: Liza Palmer
Feeling stuck in a dead-end job while her friends get married and start families, coffee house waitress Maggie despairs of being an overweight bridesmaid at the impending nuptials of her high-school best friend, a former overweight woman who has undergone gastric-bypass surgery.
Everyone seems to be getting on with their lives — except Maggie. At 27, she’s still working at the local coffee house, while her friends are getting married, having babies, and building careers. Even Olivia, Maggie’s best friend from childhood, is getting married to her doctor boyfriend. Maggie, on the other hand, lives with her dog Solo, and has no romantic prospects, save for the torch she carries for Domenic, the busboy.
Though Maggie and Olivia have been best friends since their fattie grade school years, Olivia’s since gone the gastric-bypass surgery route, in hopes of obtaining the elusive size two, the holy grail for fat girls everywhere. So now Olivia’s thin, blonde, and betrothed, and Maggie’s the fat bridesmaid. Ain’t life grand?
In this inspiring debut novel, Maggie speaks to women everywhere who wish for just once that they could forget about their weight.