Every woman wants to be skinny, right? : a critical examination of the fat female body within bigger girl lit / by Jessica Lynn Wyatt.
Wyatt, Jessica Lynn
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...there are significant differences between the characterizations of Chick Lit and Bigger Girl Lit protagonists. The protagonists of Bigger Girl Lit obsess about their bodies, especially the size of their bodies ...; however, these protagonists experience their lives very differently as often times their bodies (or their negative self-perceptions of their bodies) deny them access, both physically and psychologically, to things like sex and trendy fashion, two staple features of Chick Lit. The texts I examine. Conversations with the Fat Girl by Liza Palmer, Alternate Beauty by Andrea Rains Waggener, and Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner, have all been branded as Bigger Girl Lit, as these novels appear to represent “fat chicks.” -- Introduction