Have you ever been a part of a book club?
I've been in more than I can count. I have something of a book club problem if truth be told. But one of the things I like the most about book clubs is the opportunity to read something that I would never have picked up on my own. I am something of a persnickety reader. Maybe even a snooty reader. So I need a nudge every now and then to get me out of my comfort zone.
This month's BlogHer selection, Diary of a Mad Fat Girl* by Stephanie McAfee, definitely fit that bill. If you're looking for a story that is fast-paced, hilarious and requires absolutely nothing from you as a reader then you should add this to your list. We get the story first person through the voice of Ace who is every bit as hilarious as everyone who has reviewed this book says she is. Diary of a Mad Fat Girl wasn't my thing, but it was a fun read.
I can't keep myself from adding that I had a problem with the title. It was clear that the girl was mad and that she was a girl, but was she fat? There was definitely reference to the fact that she had put on a few post break-up pounds, but if we are to believe that that is her tail on the cover, I call foul on the F word.
If you've read the book and want to join the conversation, head over to BlogHer for discussions and more information about the book and the author.