Arabella Weir

Shite Yarns – “Does My Bum Look Big in This?

A few years ago, I remember the launch of the book “Does My Bum Look Big in This?” by Arabella Weir. It got hugely positive reviews and I remember thinking I’ve got to read that because I’m sure I could relate to it.

So it’s been on my radar, and recently I snapped it up because I needed to read something light after all of the heavy shit I’ve been reading this year. I’m now 58 pages in and I don’t think I can finish it. The “diary” writer Jackie M. Pane – is a miserable, insecure person who has major issues with her body and the perception of those around her. Being in her head is a horrible place to be, and while this is supposed to be humor, I failed to find the giggles in it.

I suppose, as a woman who spent many useless years coming to terms with her own sexual body, I do not find it funny reading about this stuff. It’s kind of like watching “War of the Roses” as a person who watched their parents going through a ridiculous divorce, I found no humor watching this movie and had to walk out before it was  over – something I’ve rarely done.

So “Does My Bum Look Big in This?” gets a big thumbs down from me, but then it’s probably my issue more than anything right?

Yours, without the bollocks

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