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3.5 StarsI received a copy of this book from Penguin Random House Ireland in exchange for an honest review.Louise McSharry is an Irish radio personality and is known for her documentary which showed her fight against cancer She has since recovered, married and now has written a bok about what it s like to have cancer, grow up with a dysfunctional family and being fat when everyone else is skinny.I quite enjoyed this book McSharry s writing was really relatable and she didn t have any airs or notions as we would say in Ireland She was just an ordinary woman, who sometimes appears on The Late Late Show, talking about her life I didn t know a whole lot about McSharry going into the book except about her cancer and that she was on the radio so learning about her tough childhood and dealing with an alcoholic mother was interesting The tough parts in this book are interrupted now and again with laugh out loud humour which is simple but really enjoyable such as McSharry being hospitalised during her cancer treatment for severe constipation and her friends telling her she was full of shit I also enjoyed McSharry s battle for body acceptance and learning to love the body she is in and as a young woman myself I definitely understand those struggles I also really loved reading about McSharry s views on IVF and fertilization as knowing that she is pregnant now, her words ring really lovely and sweet.Overall I enjoyed this book for a quick, relatable read. (((READ EBOOK))) ⇜ Fat Chance ↬ Reading It Is An Intense Experience Much Sadder And Beautiful Than I Was Expecting A Ballsy Paean To Self Determination And Body Confidence McSharry S Style Is A Pleasure Precise, Colloquial, Tightly Paced She S Nailed The Elusive Directness Central To The Work Of Essayists Like Lena Dunham If You Read One Heart Breaking Yet Bouncy True Life Memoir This Summer, Make Sure It S This One Sunday Times An Absolutely Stunning Piece Of Work Just A Fantastic Book Roisin Ingle Hello There Louisemcsharry Well, I LOVED Your Book And Now I LOVE YOU TOO You Are INSPIRATIONAL Marian Keyes On Twitter Louise Is Heartbreakingly Honest A Sharp, Well Observed, And Ultimately Inspirational Read Every Woman Of Every Age Should Read This Book Louise O Neill Searingly Honest At Times Makes For Heart Breaking Reading But Louise Is At Her Most Inspiring Talking About Her Journey Towards Fat Acceptance Irish Daily Star Louise S Life Reads Like A Thriller I Had Goose Bumps Throughout Brave, Funny, Emotional And Totally Relatable For Women Roz Purcell Hugely Enjoyable So Honest And Insightful I Loved The Positivity And The REALNESS Will Be Amazing For Young Women To Read Una Mullaly Both Heart Warming And Heart Breaking Vividly Raw And Surprisingly Visceral, Louise Makes You Feel Every Single Bit Angela Scanlon Should Be Compulsory Reading For All Young People, Male And Female Older Readers Will Also Be Inspired By McSharry S No Nonsense Approach Whether Writing About Sex, Feminism, Family Or Body Acceptance, McSharry Is Compassionate, Funny And Wise Irish Times A Mighty Woman, With Cojones The Size Of Mexico And Coolness In The Face Of Adversity Not Seen Since John Wayne S Heyday Irish Independent She S A Straight Shooter, Honest And To The Point The HeraldLouise 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 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 LotThough 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 And Hairless Not A Good LookSo, 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 I read Fat Chance in one sitting and haven t been able to stop thinking about it since.Covering everything from growing up with a mother who was an alcoholic to not being the cool one at school to figuring out what she wanted to do career wise to being diagnosed with and treated for cancer to getting married and body positivity Fat Chance by Louise McSharry is an emotional read I laughed, I cringed and I cried All in the best possible way It s a smart, funny and poignant memoir. I hadn t heard of Louise McSharry before I read her story I only picked it up because the title was intriguing and I absolutely love non fiction, particularly those which discuss feminist issues Louise has lived a fascinating life, and I wanted her to be my best friend by the end of reading this Not only is she funny and strong, she s utterly inspirational She s also fat, and is trying to be proud to claim that title If you struggle with body confidence and positivity, Louise is a wonderful cheerleader She s attempting to destroy the notion that food can be bad or good, or that being fat is inherently wrong, and she s made me look at my internal commentary and attempt to be less judgmental about body sizes both my own and others.The only complaint I have is that it gets a little bit repetitive at points The book is diced up into sections rather than being told chronologically, and because there s some overlap it means the same sentiments are often repeated two or three times It wasn t too much of a pain, but because I was flying through it I was very aware of it. 3.5 Really enjoyed her story Her life, family etc The part about her Dad at the U2 concert is beautiful Really didn t enjoy the lectures on body image and feminism Came across a bit preachy IMO. 3.5 stars A book that made me feel good, hopeful appreciate Funny, warm and touching is an incredibly honest and inspiring memoir about growing up under tough circumstances, with an alcoholic mother, and also what it means to be fat and what bodies are there for Here s a story we don t hear very often woman loses weight Woman is praised for losing weight Woman is losing weight because she has cancer But it s common than you might think, and the idea of weight loss as only a bad thing if one is of an acceptable weight already is downright dangerous If the beach ready body bullshit has crept its way inside your brain, have a read of this. Saw this recommended on line, and ordered it, despite being sure that it wasn t my type of book I m allergic to any type of misery lit so, so glad I ignored my instincts Excellent book zero poor me isms Really interesting life story, with an acceptable dose of self help thrown in.