Sometimes our biggest critic, the person laying down the most judgement, is actually ourselves.
Jennifer Carpenter dreams of being a different person – A person with confidence, a person with beauty, a person who weighs a heck of a lot less.
At twenty seven, her world falls apart. She’s out of work, her mother has died, her estranged brother is in a coma and, despite good qualifications, each and every job interview ends in another rejection. Marked by the teasing, taunts, and fat jokes that defined her childhood, Jennifer blames her current lack of success on her ever growing waist band.
In need of a change, Jennifer puts her dream of ‘skinny’ above all else. Obsessed with this mission, she devotes her life to becoming the ideal version of herself even if it means becoming alienated from the only people who love her. Determined to lose the weight she believes is ruining her life, Jennifer finds herself in danger of losing so much more.
Genre: Women’s Fiction
About Skinny Me
Skinny Me is a fast paced, in depth look at the complicated scenarios and emotional highs and lows we, as humans, find ourselves in. Jennifer deals with the loss of her mother, the pain of coming from a broken family, and, most pressing, the difficulty of existing in a society that so often judges people by their outward appearance.
Skinny Me challenges the reader to focus on the aspects of herself that are beautiful and worthy and to question the way she may treat and view women who either do, or do not, fit society’s ideal.