“I’ve always loved sci-fi books, movies, and TV, and the influence shows in other projects I’ve written…”
A unique coming-of-age novel with diverse characters that meets the criteria for a fat-positive novel.
“Writing pain and fatness together is tricky, because many people assume that is all that fat people are.” –Susan Stinson
Overall, Peck’s Fat Girls and Lawn Chairs reads like a good candidate for a memoir class, one in which a smart teacher would point Peck toward the gold to be meaningfully mined and away from the you-had-to-be-there tales you tell friends at dinner.
But a dilettante by definition doesn’t typically “do” a career.
He’s into craft beer and soccer (totally unAmerican) and crosses his legs in such a way that suggests he’s effeminate. What did Sam see in him?
An impressive part of Hirsch’s stories is her knowledge of physics.
“But my grades — my brains –” Bobby struggled to express herself. “A teacher has to be smart.”
It’s surprising how many dogs run away or die strangely in this memoir.
Life is about trial and error. And maybe I’ve experienced more error than trial.