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"Women's Fiction has found a delectable new voice in Kathleen Irene Paterka. Her debut novel FATTY PATTY is one sweet treat! Patty's journey to overcome her weight issues in self-acceptance is worth every calorie... I can't wait for seconds!" ~ Jenna Mindel, SEASON OF DREAMS
"An inspirational, empowering story about how to overcome self-destructive behavior and realize all the wonderful parts of life right under your nose!" ~ Amazon reader

From the Author

Kathleen Irene Paterka fell in love with writing (and food) at a very young age. By the time she graduated high school, she'd completed her first manuscript and she weighed 300 lbs. Though the extra pounds have long since disappeared, Kathleen still carries the emotional scars of being a former fatty. FATTY PATTY was born from the cruel teasing she endured on the school playground.

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  • File Size: 1468 KB
  • Print Length: 382 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Kathleen Irene Paterka (December 11, 2013)
  • Publication Date: December 11, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0081FPIF8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,916 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Kathleen Irene Paterka is an Amazon Bestselling Author of Women's Fiction. Her women's fiction novel, THE OTHER WIFE, was released February of 2015, while her novel SECRETS OF THE ROYAL WEDDING CHAPEL provides a fascinating glimpse into the world of Las Vegas wedding chapels, royalty, romance and brides. Readers of women's fiction will enjoy Kathleen's other novels, including FATTY PATTY, HOME FIRES, LOTTO LUCY and FOR I HAVE SINNED. Kathleen is also the co-author of the non-fiction work FOR THE LOVE OF A CASTLE, the ultimate biography of Castle Farms, a world-renowned castle listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Kathleen and her husband live in the beautiful north country of Michigan's Lower Peninsula, where she is busy working on her next book.

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Format: Kindle Edition
I empathized with Patty from the first page to the last. The ice cream scene was painfully familiar to me. Patty's not a perfect heroine, and not always pretty - in her thoughts or her actions - but always entertaining. There was a lot of depth in this debut novel and a lot of emotion. I especially admired Patty's determination, and I rooted for her all through the book. The ending is one of the best I've read. It's a terrific debut and I'm looking forward to the next James Bay novel.
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What a lovely story. Like Patty I have struggled with my weight my whole life. It tells you that love is more important then anything else in the world no matter what your size. I love that there are other books about James Bay and look forward to the next one. What a wonderful summer story. Thank you Ms. Paterka.
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Growing up "the fat sister" I can relate to Patty in so many ways. It is hard when you see yourself as something different. Sam is such a great character and reminds me so much of my own husband. He is the perfect man who sees Patty as the wonderful beautiful person she truly is. Fatty Patty is a great debut book and although I will say there were times I wanted to put it down because I saw a bit too much of myself in Patty I kept reading in the hopes that Patty would see herself differently. Patty descends into to some dark places, for lack of a better description.
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I'm a sucker for a good transformation story. And I have to say that the author's writing is good, for contemporary fiction. But the main character was so one-sided and obsessive that it made her hard to connect with, and how she treated people made her downright unbelievably unlikable. I found it hard to get through a sizable chunk of the midsection due to patty's stupid obsession and the slow pacing. Also, the rushed resolution left me wondering if the author annoyed herself with this character and wrapped it up with a nice bow just to be done with her.
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This book is the story of fifth grade teacher, Patty. She's not happy with where she's at in her life and thinks that if she gains control of her weight issues that everything else will quietly fall into place in her world. There are a lot of underlying issues in this book: bullying, shallowness, family, romance, and love. But at the heart of all of it, lies Patty's own issues with herself. She doesn't like herself much and that is what is truly hurting all those aspects of her life that she thinks will be fixed by her latest weight loss goals.

There are three main characters which revolve around Patty's life...

1. Her twin sister, Priscilla
Born only minutes apart, Patty and Priscilla are miles apart in appearance. Patty was born lively and healthy, but Priscilla was only 2 lbs when she was born. She's always on the verge of being sick, but Patty sees her as skinny and beautiful. They live together in the rambling Victorian that their mother left them which is a huge money pit. Patty wants to sell, but Priscilla refuses. Priscilla acts as Patty's conscience through a lot of the book. She tries to keep Patty on track with her diet and tries to let Patty know when she's being unreasonable about things. They don't have a happy relationship throughout the second half of the book and that indicative of how bad Patty's behavior descends.

2. Fellow 5th grade teacher, Nick
This guy is the perfect guy. He's a first-year teacher and also the high school basketball coach. He seems like a nice really good looking guy who sees Patty as the catch that she really is, but as you delve deeper and deeper into the book, you get the idea that all isn't as it seems.

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People will only relate when they are mentally ready to accept the truth behind what the author is trying to relate to the reader.until you are ready it falls on deaf ears.
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The outward appearance is not what's important ... it's the inner beauty that counts when it comes to achieving self-acceptance and finding love and happiness in your life. This is one woman's journey of self-discovery to overcome her weight issues through self-acceptance, while receiving some hard life lessons along the way.

Patty Perreault is a fifth grade elementary school teacher from James Bay, Michigan, who has dealt with the daily struggles of being overweight since childhood. She now teaches at the very same elementary school, where painful playground memories of being taunted with the cruel nickname Fatty Patty has not been forgotten.

With a new school year starting, Patty is determined to lose weight so that she could finally win the coveted Bay County Teacher of the Year contest that has eluded her for the past four years. Her mantra is: "Brand new school year, brand new body, brand new Patty!" Patty's fraternal twin sister Priscilla is there for her with moral support, but she only adds to Patty's low self-esteem as she was the one born as the thin delicate beauty.

Patty meets Sam Curtis, a beefy overweight accountant, while swimming laps at the community pool. A friendship develops between them, but Sam is interested in more than just a friendship, while Patty can't seem to get past the issue of his weight to let the relationship blossom beyond a friendship. And then there is Nick, Patty's co-worker who she considers the "perfect man."

Will Patty deny herself the chance at a meaningful relationship because of outward appearances? Or will she discover that the only important thing that matters most is the inner beauty of a person?
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