Skinny Women Are Evil: Notes of a Big Girl in a Small-Minded World

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 6, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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Now in paperback, popular comedienne and television star Mo'Nique tells us how to be a big woman in a small woman's world.

It is NO secret that I am a BIG girl.

Always have been, always will be.

The only way I'll ever wear a size 6, or even a 16, is if you add them together. That's right: I wear a size 22. And I'm proud, because I wear it well.

Hell, even Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder can see that!

Such is the life—and largesse—of Mo'Nique, one of America's best-loved plus-size personalities. “I really wish I didn't have to write this book,” writes Mo'Nique. “But it appears I have no choice. Especially when BIG girls are still subjected to ridicule simply because we've been blessed with a few extra pounds.” In Skinny Women Are Evil, Mo'Nique strips away the stigma of being weight-challenged and introduces a new vocabulary in which F.A.T. is FABULOUS AND THICK and a woman who is “skinny” is just plain evil. Why? Because America gives them the comfortable airline seats, the fashionable clothes, and the lead roles in the Hollywood blockbusters. So how can a F.A.T. girl learn to operate in the it's-a-small-world after all? In this hilarious, heartwarming book, women of all sizes, shapes, and colors can benefit from Mo'Nique's Fat Girls' Survival Tips, a handy Thin-O-Meter, and a generous portion of advice about dating, eating, dressing, undressing, and much more.

Skinny Women Are Evil is Mo'Nique's testament to living large and loving it. So go on, dig in!
 

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Can't explain how relieved I was to find out (according to Mo's account of Skinny) all Skinny's weren't EVIL. By Chapter Three I was on my way... inspired, moved, and of course laughing as fully ... Read full review

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As a fan of the authors comedy roles I expected her to make a funny & sound argument in favor of the reality that chubby folks often are wellgroomed nicelydressed & yes hot. She may have said some ... Read full review

Contents

TWO Friends and Family
23
Food Glorious Food
67
FOUR Sexy Is More than a Size
89
FIVE Once You Go Fat Baby
119
SIX Exercise Is Overrated
155
SEVEN Travelbut Not If Youre
179
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About the author (2004)

Mo'Nique's portrayal of Nikki Parker on The Parkers has won her two NAACP Image Awards for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. Also a host of Showtime at the Apollo, she lives in Los Angeles with her son and husband.

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