Fat girls and lawn chairs

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Cheryl Peck has stories to tell - about her cats, her family, and about what it's like to be a gay woman of size living in the heartland. There's the story of the time she hit her kid sister in the head with a rock. Then there's the time her father gave her swimming lessons - by throwing her in - and as she came spluttering and shrieking to the surface, exclaiming 'Good - she can swim'. Cheryl Peck unfolds all her stories with a healthy sense of humour and intelligent wit in a book that reads like fiction and explores the themes of family, growing-up, love and loss.
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Full title fat girls and lawn chairs
Author peck cheryl
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display_description Cheryl Peck has many stories to tell-of her naughty cat, her quirky family, and her experiences as a large gay woman in the American heartland. Now in a potpourri of real tales by turns poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, Cheryl talks about family and growing up, love and loss. With self-deprecating humor and compassionate insight, she remembers the time she hit her baby sister in the head with a rock, how her father taught her to swim by throwing her into deep water, and the day when-while weighing in at 300 pounds-she became an inspirational goddess at her local gym. Filled with universal stories about a daughter's love for her parents and the eternal quest for finding meaning in it all, this book reveals many seemingly unremarkable moments that make a life-the weighty events that, like fat girls sitting on lawn chairs, just won't let go.
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subject_facet Lesbians -- United States -- Biography, Overweight women -- United States -- Biography, Overweight women -- United States -- Humor, Peck, Cheryl -- Mental health, Three Rivers (Mich.) -- Biography, Three Rivers (Mich.) -- Social life and customs
title_display Fat girls and lawn chairs
title_full Fat Girls and Lawn Chairs, Fat girls and lawn chairs / Cheryl Peck
title_short Fat girls and lawn chairs
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Lesbians, Mental health, Nonfiction, Overweight women, Peck, Cheryl, Social life and customs