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A Matter of Fat By Sherry Ashworth

A Matter of Fat by Sherry Ashworth

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Summary

The members of the Slim-Plicity group are striving to slim down whilst in a nearby pub the members of the Fat Women's Support Group are discussing the ethics of slimming. Sherry Ashworth's novel explores men, the media and women's bodies.

A Matter of Fat Summary

A Matter of Fat by Sherry Ashworth

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?

A Matter of Fat Reviews

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

About Sherry Ashworth

Sherry Ashworth is a part-time teacher as well as a freelance journalist, writing regularly for the Manchester press and radio presenter, appearing frequently on Kaleidoscope. She has written six previous novels and lives in Manchester with her husband and their two children.

Additional information

GOR004355442
9780340738894
0340738898
A Matter of Fat by Sherry Ashworth
Used - Good
Paperback
Hodder & Stoughton
2000-08-04
288
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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