Graciela “Ace” Jones is mad-mad at her best friend Lilly who cancels their annual trip to Panama City for mysterious reasons; at her boss Catherine for “riding her ass like a fat lady on a Rascal scooter;” 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 one year too late. Ace is never mad, though, at her near-constant companion, an adorable chiweenie dog named Buster Loo.
Ace’s anger begins to dissipate as she takes matters into her own hands to take down Chloe’s philandering husband-and to get to the bottom of a multitude of other scandals plaguing Bugtussle, Mississippi. Then, she starts to realize that maybe Mason deserves a second chance after all.
With a sharp and distinctive voice, Stephanie McAfee delivers a hilarious and fast-paced tale about Ace Jones and her two best friends-thick as thieves and tough as nails-navigating Southern small-town politics and prejudices, finding love, and standing up for each other all the way.
About Stephanie McAfee
Stephanie McAfee was born and raised in Mississippi, but currently resides in Pensacola, FL. She loves reading, writing, being outdoors, and traveling.
If you like to laugh, read this book.
If you like to save money and laugh, read this book.
If you like sassiness and silliness, read this book.
If you are from the South and you understand that “because they needed it” should be grounds for a trial acquittal, read this book.
If you read books for accuracy and proper grammatical usage, you might wanna just walk on by.
If you think that no one should gain satisfaction from another person’s unfortunate consequences, you won’t like this book.
If you don’t understand the healing quality of frozen peas, well, just stick with books written by scholars. – Melinda W Melvin, Amazon.Com Reader Review
New in paperback: Stephanie McAfee’s ‘Diary of a Mad Fat Girl’
The Washington Post Book Review – February 7, 2012 (Excerpt)
Stephanie McAfee’s Diary of a Mad Fat Girl (NAL, $15) offers a fascinating tale, but not between its covers. The girl-buddy cape, starring a sassy, overweight Mississippi teacher, brims with local color but is burdened by too much plot and too little nuance. With an endearingly flawed narrator in a conflicted relationship, this is chick-lit territory that many talented writers — Jennifer Weiner and Rebecca Wells among them — have explored far more deftly.
What makes “Diary of a Mad Fat Girl” so fascinating is how it became a book in the first place. McAfee is a former teacher from Mississippi who, after being rejected by numerous literary agents, decided to self-publish her e-book in December 2010. “When I discovered Smashwords (and later Amazon KDP and Barnes & Noble PubIt!), I thought, ‘Hey, why not give this a try?’ ” she says in the book’s publicity materials. “Kindle ads were on the back of literally every magazine we subscribed to at the time. . . . And what does everyone want after Christmas? A bargain. Enter my 0.99 cent ebook.” [Read the full article...]
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We are the only country that makes guns, including military-style assault weapons, available to anyone who wants to buy them. This is not freedom. It is a tyranny of death and destruction — a tyranny of which the National Rifle Association is proud. The Washington Post
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