You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl

Observations on Life from the Shallow End of the Pool

Celia Rivenbark

St. Martin's Griffin

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From the bestselling, award-winning author of You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start In The Morning, comes another collection of hilarious observations that will resonate with women, mothers, and girlfriends everywhere  

In her newest wickedly irreverent humor collection, Celia Rivenbark cracks up while getting her downward facing dog on, pines for a world in which every mom gets to behave like Betty Draper and wonders why everybody's so excited about the Science Fair when there aren't even any rides. In it you’ll find essays on such topics as:

  • Menopause Spurs Thoughts of Death and Turkey
  • I Dreamed a Dream That My Lashes Were Long
  • Twitter Woes: I’ve Got Plenty of Characters, Just No Character
  • Movie To-Do List: Cook Like Julia, Adopt Really Big Kid
  • Charlie Bit Your Finger? Good!  And other thoughts on the virus that is YouTube

And much more!  For any woman who longs for the good old days when Jane Fonda in legwarmers was the only one who saw you exercise, YOU DON’T SWEAT MUCH FOR A FAT GIRL is comfort food in book form. 

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Taking the Class Out of Yoga
 
 
Happy, happy, joy, joy! There is staggeringly good news on the health-and-fitness front at last.
Are you sitting down? I mean, if you’re like me, you’re almost always sitting down, which isn’t such a bad thing, as you’re about to learn.
Turns out, a twelve-year-long study in Denmark has concluded that women who have skinny thighs have twice the risk for heart disease as us normal women.
Can I get a “Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah,” my fluffy sisteren?
In your face, you supermodels with your spaghetti

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"[Rivenbark]'s as rebellious, irreverent, and comical as ever."
--Publishers Weekly
 
"...a rip-roaring read.... What makes Rivenbark’s writing so entertaining is that it’s a lot like seeing a stand-up comedy act: she does an uncanny job of keeping the flow of comedy fresh."
--Book Reporter

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Nonfiction Review: You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl: Observations on Life from the Shallow End of the Pool by Celia Rivenbark. St. Martin's Griffin, $14.99 trade paper (288p) ISBN 978-0-312-61420-1
Rivenbark (You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start in the Morning) naps in yoga class, supports airport profiling by the TSA, and is delighted that her Twitter antics ticked off model Kathy Ireland
- Publishers Weekly


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About the Author

Celia Rivenbark

Celia Rivenbark is the author of the award-winning bestsellers Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank; Bless Your Heart, Tramp; Belle Weather; and You Can’t Drink All Day If You Don’t Start in the Morning. We’re Just Like You, Only Prettier won a Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Book Award for nonfiction and was a finalist for the James Thurber Prize for American Humor. Born and raised in Duplin County, North Carolina, Rivenbark grew up in a small house “with a red barn out back that was populated by a couple of dozen lanky and unvaccinated cats.” She started out writing for her hometown paper. She writes a weekly, nationally syndicated humor column for the Myrtle Beach Sun News. She lives in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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You Don't Sweat Much for a Fat Girl
Observations on Life from the Shallow End of the Pool
Celia Rivenbark

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
August 2011
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312614201
ISBN10: 0312614209
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 256 pages
$14.99

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St. Martin's Press
August 2011
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429984522
ISBN10: 142998452X
288 pages
$9.99
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