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Skinny Women are Evil: Notes of a BIG GIRL in a Small-Minded World    by Mo'nique McGee & Sherri McGee order for
Skinny Women are Evil
by Mo'nique McGee
Order:  USA  Can
Atria, 2003 (2003)
Hardcover, CD
* *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

Whoopi Goldberg wrote the foreword for Skinny Women are Evil. I figured such a glowing recommendation should be suspect and meant I should take this volume with the proverbial grain of salt. It's hard to maintain the pace of humor through an entire book. So I was on guard to be disappointed. Was I wrong!

Skinny Women are Evil is the life story of a black TV star who rose the hard way through the ranks of entertainers to become honored in her field. Imagine being black and having to entertain a roomful of rednecks in the back country of the South. Must have been almost undoable. But Mo'Nique succeeded in just such a performance. Mo'nique has determination, guts, and a FULL FIGURE - which she never lets the reader forget. And she is happy with her voluptuous appearance, just unhappy with other people who think she must be literally dying to fit into a size 2 dress.

Not so. One of the great joys of her life is to sit at a groaning board and work her way through a variety of bowls and platters of food. Mo'Nique is content with her size, the way she looks and who she is. Her discontent is with the way others view her. Her descriptions of the skinny women she considers evil are hilarious. She pokes fun at everyone, including herself. Mo'Nique starts her book off with laugh out loud humor and keeps it running 'til the last page. Don't miss out on the fun.

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