Today I’m spotlighting Diary of a Mad Fat Girl by Stephanie McAfee which released on February 7. I love the title – it’s titles like these that I definitely click on out of curiosity when I’m book browsing and then this cover. I think I’d pick it up just to find out what it could possibly be about with that butt on the front. LOL. I haven’t had a chance to read this yet but it really does sound like a good read and I hope to get to it one of these days soon. I’m going to share a bit about the book and be sure to check out the giveaway at the end of the post as well!
About Diary of a Mad Fat Girl by Stephanie McAfee
In DIARY OF A MAD FAT GIRL, McAfee delivers a fast-paced tale about Graciela “Ace” Jones, known in her small town of Bugtussle, Mississippi as a feisty high school teacher with an outsized presence and a big mouth to match. Readers quickly learn that Ace is mad—mad at her best friend Lilly who cancels their annual trip to Panama City for mysterious reasons, mad at her boss Catherine for “riding her ass like a fat lady on a Rascal,” mad at her friend Chloe’s abusive husband and especially at Mason McKenzie, the love of her life, who has shown up with a marriage proposal three years too late. The only one she isn’t mad at is her near-constant canine companion, chiweenie Buster Loo.
In an effort to tackle her anger, Ace decides to take matters into her own hands as she works to take down Chloe’s philandering husband, give Mason a second chance, and try and get to the bottom of a multitude of other scandals plaguing Bugtussle—not to mention all while trying to navigate Southern small-town politics and prejudices! With a sharp and distinctive voice, McAfee’s DIARY OF A MAD FAT GIRL is a debut not to be missed.
About Stephanie McAfee (from Stephanie’s website)
Like Elvis, I was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. And while I’m not the King (or Queen) of anything that I know of, I do have a white steed, a noble knight, and a royal court. Ok, I’m lying. I have a brown chiweenie, a buck wild toddler, and if we line our “Cars” cars up just right…
I have lived in the Wild Wild West, but don’t live there anymore because I discovered that some people belong in the south and I am one of those people. Humidity, as it turns out, is not such a bad thing after all. Neither are thunderstorms. Plus I have a deep love and genuine appreciation for normal sweet tea, fresh seafood, SEC football, and large bodies of salty water. So now I live in Florida.
I have a B.A. in English from the University of Mississippi and I’m a life-long fan of the Ole Miss Rebels (despite their current rash of ridiculous and embarrassing problems). I also have an M.A. in Secondary Education from the University of Alabama, which gives me the right yell “Roll Tide!” every now and then. Despite my solid educational background, my work history is what you might call checkered (if you wanted to be nice). It ranges from dispatching at my father’s trucking company to teaching high school Spanish to temping at a technology consulting firm in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Another thing about me: One day, I decided to write a book. Ten years later, I wrote one. It’s called Diary of a Mad Fat Girl and I think it’s pretty funny. Maybe you might think it’s funny too!
Now let’s move on to the almost unbelievable part of the story:
I self-published Diary of a Mad Fat Girl on Christmas Day of 2010, then listed it on Barnes & Noble’s Pubit! and Smashwords a few weeks later.
In March of 2011, it showed up at #31 on the New York Times Bestseller list in combined print and e-book fiction where it lasted two weeks. That same week, it debuted at #17 in e-book fiction, and hung on there for twelve weeks.
How’s that for crazy?
Now I write full-time, along with taking care of the buck-wild toddler of mine.
I have one copy of Diary of a Mad Fat Girl by Stephanie McAfee to share with my readers. To enter…
- For 1 entry simply leave me a comment entering the giveaway.
- For 2 entries, follow my blog. If you already do, thank you, and please let me know so I can pass the extra entry on to you as well.
- For 3 entries, blog or tweet this giveaway and spread the word.
This giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents only (no PO boxes) and I will draw for the winner on Saturday, March 3/12. Good luck!