Sunday, November 20, 2011
Diary of a Mad fat Girl by Stephanie McAfee
30 year old Ace teaches art at a southern high school and has broken up with Mason, the love of her life since they were 11 years old, once again. Her best friend Lilly has a "mysterious gentleman" friend who is taking up her time and their friend Chloe, the school counselor has a rich, but verbally abusive husband who finally becomes physically abusive. Chloe and Lilly make up their differences in order to help Chloe get dirt on her husband so she can divorce him. Lilly befriends a handsome young police officer and the women gain the assistance of the town's richest old widow who has many tricks up her sleeve. With a lot of who is sleeping with who, the girls dressing in drag, bar fights and the hot biker dude, the book is really funny. I did not love Ace's character - I found her to be rather whiney and unlikable, and the biker dude's character is not developed well at all. Despite all that, if given a good cast, I think this could be a great movie. I laughed out loud while reading this book and found it to be a really fun read. I received this book free to review through goodreads.