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Monica Parker

Best selling author of Getting Waisted, (A Survival Guide to Being Fat in a World that Loves Thin) Accomplished actress, TV writer, speaker.

Monica Parker is the author of the bestselling new humor-based book “Getting Waisted: A Survival Guide to Being Fat in a Society That Loves Thin” (Heath Communications) ( She is also an accomplished comedy actress and TV writer, whose credits include…a recurring role on Scify’s Defiance, producer of Lifetime’s, Hunger Point & The Party Never Stops. Parker’s memoir takes on the diet world and its flawed psychological skew with brutal candor as well as a tale about family and an unexpected love story juxtaposed along side hercomplicated journey to self acceptance that resonates with readers of all sizes, shapes and ages.
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When You're Fat It's Everyone's Business

I was on the beach, happy to be alone. I was minding my own business, which is not allowed when one is fat. It's everyone's business. A beautiful redhead jogged past me wearing a pink string-thing. In a soft voice, she introduced herself as Melissa, and then said she hoped I wouldn't be offended. I work for a diet company and we have these amazing appetite suppressants..."
05/14/2015 07:19 EDT