The challenge of weight-loss and weight-gain has plagued the self-esteem of women since they were old enough to be affected by society’s implications on the importance of one’s weight. Fat Chick is a story about one professional woman in New York City that could change your life.
After losing an important and well-deserved promotion to a model-thin colleague named Chelsea,Trish Collins feels that her self-esteem can only be affected by thin women. However,when she is upstaged by a stunningly beautiful plus-sized model,Trish feels that her life is falling apart in all aspects. Feeling the strong need to fix herself,Trish turns to a diet commitment.
Sticking to her diet and losing the weight she thought she needed to lose,Trish does not realize that she lost something so much more than the weight she shed:her humanity. Losing herself,she finds herself estranged from those who were close to her and takes a luxurious business trip.
However,upon her return,Trish realizes she is tired of being the fat chick,but also does not want to be the skinny bitch anymore. This realization leads Trish to searching for the perfect balance that she needs in her life both physically and emotionally.
Filled with witty dialogue as well as well-placed character development,“Fat Chick” is a story that every woman can relate to. The struggle to find personal balance is not a fairy tale,but rather a very real struggle that is a hard one to deal with. Perhaps with the well-formed character of Trish Collins,readers can find the road to their personal balance.
About the Author: With “Fat Chick” as her debut novel,Lorraine Duffy Merkl adds another section to her resume. A published author,a freelance journalist,and working as an advertising creative director and copywriter for multiple medias in New York City,Merkl has won various awards for all areas of her work including a Broadcast Design Award and the Emma Bombeck Humor Writer Award. You can visit her at www.lorraineduffymerkl.com.