Canadian Mona Awad’s 13 WAYS OF LOOKING AT A FAT GIRL is certainly a provocative title. Recently, Awad wrote a personal essay in February’s issue of Quill and Quire magazine about the genesis of this book, and her personal experience with clothes and image growing up.

While the book is a series of essays about different experiences relating to weight and how these experiences affect young women overall, her piece in Quill and Quire sheds light on topics we don’t often talk about–how younger women with weight issues find it hard to express their identity when faced with clothing choices that are uninspired and ageing. Once you read this piece, I’m sure you’ll want to pick up her book, which is also poised to become a hot read this spring.



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