Skip to content
Hardcover Diary of a Fat Housewife: A True Story of Humor, Heartbreak, and Hope Book

ISBN: 0446517895

ISBN13: 9780446517898

Diary of a Fat Housewife: A True Story of Humor, Heartbreak, and Hope

Select Format

Select Condition ThriftBooks Help Icon


Format: Hardcover

Condition: Like New

Save $17.06!
List Price $21.95

1 Available

Book Overview

For anyone who has ever wrestled with a weight problem, here is one woman's daily struggle to control her weight. Rosemary Green was once 320 pounds, but is now thinner than she has been in the last... This description may be from another edition of this product.

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Diary Of A Fat Housewife

This book is one that I keep coming back to over and over again each time I get off track with my diet and need true motivation. I see Rosemary's struggles and can see them in my life as well. We all know that we don't always get the support to lose that we need and she is candid about this. She offers advise for how loved ones can help the obese. I know that Rosemary has kept her weight off for several years and that is a huge motivation for me to know that she did it and I can too...once I get to goal.

Candid, inspiring memoir!

The author writes with heartfelt pain about being obese. Anyone who has struggled to lose more than 30 pounds knows how difficult it is and how temptations are lurking behind every door, particularly the refrigerator door! I loved her sense of humor and her unwillingness to believe that "Big is Beautiful". She emphasizes the right approach to losing weight, which is loving yourself patiently through the process. I marvelled at her ability to take it one day at a time and to finally achieve the goals she set for herself. She is an inspiration in every sense of the word, and not just for her loss of weight but for the beauty of her spirit which glows from every page.

The Most Motivating Book I Have Ever Read!

I got down to my "dream weight" while reading and re-reading this book (50 pounds lost within 4 1/2 months). There aren't many people who can't identify with some of the negative behavior patterns revealed in this inspiring diary. The underlying message is one of hope and self-renewal. Thank you, Rosemary Green, for the book that changed my life.

a very true to life account

as someone that has also struggled (struggles) with a weight problem, rosemary's accounts of her struggles made me cringe,laugh out loud and shed tears. It is so brutally honest that i could sometimes see myself in her anecdotes. really looking forward to the sequel that she promised at the end of the book, (i.e. Thin Again). I would like an update on her condition and if she has succeeded in controlling the urges she previously described, i feel it would be very inspirational to others who have read the first installment, so to speak of her frank and funny story.

EXCELLENT, honest, heartbreaking, reality-based!

Anyone who has ever faced the real, emotional issues of having a weight problem will love this honest, day to day portrayal of an overweight person. I totally disagree with the first reviews. This book was not meant to be some sort of well organized, factual, inspiring weight loss manual that fits in a pretty box, it's an unedited "diary of a fat housewife" and it's the "rawness" that makes it so beautifully and poignantly written. OF COURSE she had ups and downs, self pitying moments, times with no self-esteem, grumpy family members, low will power, broken diets and contradicted plans!!! Along with those are the triumphant moments, the lost pounds, the rededicated efforts, and the one day at a time struggle with something that consumes the lives of overweight people. That is the heart of her and our battle, if it all went smoothly, we'd all be thin! I've read this book several times, and each time I gain some new insight into my own food addictions and self discipline issues. Rosemary exposed her deepest insecurities and struggles to help all of us, and in her "realness" she made this my favorite book EVER in dealing with weight issues. It's a must read for anyone who's ever felt alone in their weight struggles.I would love to contact the author and I've been anxiously awaiting her next book - Go Rose Go!!! :)
Copyright © 2023 Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Do Not Sell My Personal Information | Cookie Preferences | Accessibility Statement
ThriftBooks® and the ThriftBooks® logo are registered trademarks of Thrift Books Global, LLC
GoDaddy Verified and Secured