Book of the Month - Non Fiction : June, 2016
By Louise McSharry
Louise McSharry’s passion is to talk to young women (and the men who love them), about being a woman in the modern world. Drawing on her own 33 years of life, she writes about everything from surviving a messed up childhood, to crashing out of education and still making it, to figuring out sex, weight, feminism, make-up, friendship, workplace politics and a whole lot more.
Though she has the raw material (the early death of her father and being taken into care at seven because of her mother’s alcoholism) the last thing Louise wanted do was to write a misery memoir. She wasn’t keen on writing a cancer survival story either (she went through treatment while planning her wedding, trying on white dresses while sweating or hairless – not a good look).
So, though it has its sad moments, Fat Chance is honest, upbeat, irreverent and inspirational – just like a long chat with a best friend. A fabulous, funny and wise best friend!