Diary of a Mad Fat Girl
Feb 10, 2012
Author: Stephanie McAfee
Publisher: NAL (Penguin)
Publication Date: Feb 7, 2011
Originally self published in Dec. 2010 (ebook)
This is a true author Cinderella success story. A first time author, Stephanie self-published this as an ebook only. It shot up the New York Times best seller list and was snatched up by Penguin... all within a year!
This is a funny, raunchy book. Ace, Lilly and Chloe would be right at home with the Bridesmaid (movie) gang. They are tight friends from college who all now work at the local high school. When Chloe is chucked down the stairs by her husband at the same time Lilly is fired for consorting with a student all hell breaks loose in a most hilarious manner.
Two things happen. Lilly and Ace decide to catch Chloe's husband in the act of cheating while at the same time absolve Lilly from the set-up that got her fired. This leads to hilarious hijinks which involve dressing in drag queen clothing, stalking, potted plant attacks, several go rounds in the county jail and a complete inability to figure out how to work a camera. All of this while dragging a Chiweenie around with them.
Stephanie knows how to throw the one liners and double take sentences around like you wouldn't believe. I snorted my way through most of the book. She is someone I'd love to go to a bar with and watch her in action.........but I highly suspect I'd need to be bailed out of jail later in the evening.
You can find her upcoming events HERE, including a local event in my hometown of Atlanta on February 16th!
Excerpt from Chapter 1 below:
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