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Fatty Patty ➿ [Download] ➽ Fatty Patty By Kathleen Irene Paterka ➵ – Small towns long memories Everyone in the exclusive summer resort of James Bay Michigan remembers FATTY PATTY the chubby little girl with the round face and wild red curls All grown up now Patty Perre Small towns long memories Everyone in the exclusive summer resort of James Bay Michigan remembers Fatty Patty the chubby little girl with the round face and wild red curls All grown up now Patty Perreault teaches at the same elementary school where the painful playground memories still taunt her She hasn’t forgotten the cruel nickname—plus she still hasn’t lost those extra pounds Convinced her weight is the biggest reason why she’s a four time loser in the semi finals for Teacher of the Year Patty resolves to make some changes in her body and her lifeSam Curtis an overweight accountant she meets at the community pool swims into Patty’s life with romance on his mind But as their friendship grows Patty finds it hard to see beyond his extra pounds She’s torn as Sam refuses to deal with his own overweight issues Her heart tells her one thing but her eyes see another She’s not interested in an overweight boyfriend When it comes to winning the Grand Prize in life and love Patty has some hard lessons to learn Will she be able to confront her fears about the kind of woman she yearns to be Will she be able to put down the fork and give her heart a try.

  • Kindle Edition
  • 275 pages
  • Fatty Patty
  • Kathleen Irene Paterka
  • English
  • 09 October 2015

About the Author: Kathleen Irene Paterka

Kathleen Irene Paterka is an author of Women's Fiction Her newest release SATURDAY NIGHT SISTERS will be available to readers in November Her bestselling novel THE OTHER WIFE was released February of 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.

10 thoughts on “Fatty Patty

  1. Samantha March Samantha March says:

    Kathleen Irene Paterka is on tour with Fatty Patty and CLP Blog Tours This is the first in a series of books that will take place in James Bay Michigan and the story follows Patty Perreault an elementary school teacher who has battled with her weight her whole life To make matters worse her twin sister has always been slim only making Patty’s battle with the bulge that much worse But Patty is determined to slim down and hope that her body makeover will give her a better chance at winning the Teacher of the Year award at her school While attempting to swim laps at a local pool she meets Sam Curtis an accountant who also happens to be a few pounds too heavy While a romance appears to be blooming Patty holds back because Sam is overweight She knows she is overweight but is trying to do something about it – work out eat better minus those binge eating moments but she feels Sam doesn’t care about his image Will she let her own foolishness stand in the way of love?Every once in a while I worry about not being able to connect with a book because of not being able to connect with the main character Fatty Patty was one because I have been underweight the majority of my life and have never struggled with weight or body image Though I did still get called nicknames in school like Chicken Legs and Twiggy But it’s great when you find an author that can pull readers in no matter their situation and have them be able to relate to their characters in some way and Paterka did that for me I highly enjoyed Patty’s story and her journey for self love and happiness so even though we are so different it didn’t matter to me as a reader I found a way to connect with her and stay interested in her journey There was a lot of drama especially with the other teachers that I loved reading about and Patty was an all around fun character to get to know The only thing that really stuck out to me was the points where she seemed not so nice mainly when it came to Sam being overweight I tried to understand her point of view where she thought he didn’t care about his looks but sometimes I still thought she was being a tad hypocritical in that sense But overall a very fun read and one I recommend

  2. Laura Laura says:

    Fatty Patty was surely a fun and addictive read Patty has dealt with being overweight her whole life and with having a twin sister who is slim and beautiful has always kept her in the shadows but things start to heat up when Patty starts getting attention from two seperate men; Sam who's uickly becoming her best friend and Nick who normally would have never paid her any mind is now showing her a ton of attentionThis was a uick read and I did find myself picking it up to read it uite freuently but I had a lot of problems with Patty I felt like for someone who was overweight she was totally shallow and hypocritical she constantly judged Sam because of his weight but yet was overweight herself I myself am overweight and when I was in the dating world I never wrote people off for being overweight because I knew how that felt and didn't like it She also was so nieve to the point that I wanted to smack her Did she honestly really think that Nick was crazy about her? I just found it so far fetched in that respect Although I didn't like Patty's character I still enjoyed the story and found the romance to move the story along for me I also like that the story was written about a main character that was overweight but do wish that it wasn't such a central focus of the story I feel like the main characters of chick lit books are usually skinny and beautiful and I like that Patty was flawed and not perfect I just wish Patty herself wasn't so judgemental If your looking for a light fun uick read then Fatty Patty is just that It dosen't have any deep issues which is a good thing sometimes and was hard to put down because I wanted to see what ended up happening with the characters and although I didn't LOVE Patty's character I was still invested in her relationships enough to want to know who she ended up with and what ended up happening

  3. Kara Kara says:

    This kindle freebie has been waiting in my library since 2012 I’m honestly surprised at the uality of the writing and how much I ended up enjoying it There were lots of funny moments sweet romance and lovable characters Patty drove me a bit crazy with her wishy washy and judgemental issues but I related to her in many ways and loved that she was finally able to figure herself out

  4. Susan Susan says:

    Couldn't put it downThis one reminded me of my own experiences on the mean playground Over the years I just learned that those who were the meanies had issues of their own

  5. Kathleen Kathleen says:

    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 wayPatty 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 forgottenWith 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 beautyPatty meets Sam Curtis a beefy overweight accountant while swimming laps at the community pool A friendship develops between them but Sam is interested in 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 manWill 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?Fatty Patty is a refreshing and emotional story of one woman's journey to overcome her issues with her weight while learning that self acceptance and inner beauty is what matters the most Written in the first person narrative by our protagonist Patty Perreault she takes the reader along on her emotional journey as she deals with the issues of her relationship with food her weight and love these are universal issues which anyone can easily relate toThe author weaves a thoughtful tale about a touchy subject in a society in which we live in worships the concept that thin is beautiful instead of seeing the negative effects that it has on people especially young girls and women This story has a lot of depth and emotion it portrays a brutal and honest insight into a woman's battle with accepting who she really is no matter if she is thin or overweight It's a heartwarming story that provides much food for thoughtThe author has created a cast of characters who are realistic believable and easy to relate to I was intrigued by Patty she is a woman who has her flaws and issues just like the rest of us I found her to be uirky brutally honest and even a touch superficial and mean at times which I did not like but haven't we all had moments that we're not proud of in our lives? I really enjoyed the supporting cast of characters Patty's fraternal twin Priscilla who I absolutely because of her kindness love and moral support that she gave to Patty; Sam Patty's love interest for being a down to earth nice guy who is comfortable in his own skin; and Nick Patty's fellow fifth grade teacherco worker who is the perfect guy but is he really the perfect one for Patty? The romantic love triangle between Patty Sam and Nick was definitely an entertaining part of the story As a whole the character's individuality dialogue and interactions made this story a thoroughly enjoyable readFatty Patty is a wonderful story of transformation self acceptance and finding love and happiness It is a story that anyone can relate to This is the debut novel for author Kathleen Irene Paterka The author does a wonderful job of capturing the true essence of the perception of what is considered beautiful in our society today and addressing the effect that the issue of weight continues to plague so many peopleDisclaimer I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Chick Lit Plus Blog Tourshttpjerseygirlbookreviewsblogspot

  6. Christi Snow Christi Snow says:

    My ReviewThis 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 uietly 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 goalsThere are three main characters which revolve around Patty's life1 Her twin sister PriscillaBorn 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 descends2 Fellow 5th grade teacher NickThis 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 seems3 SamIf it wasn't for Sam's character I probably would have DNF'ed this book at some point Sam is that nice guy that every girl hopes to meet someday He's completely into Patty and sees her for the beautiful person that she is But she's so caught up in her own weight issues that she can't see past his even when her heart and body are telling her that he's the guy she truly wants I ached for his character and how she treats him It truly did break my heartThis is a book about transformationnot a physical one but an emotional one For probably 85 90% of this book I did NOT like Patty She's not a nice person and just because she recognizes and regrets her actions at the time I personally don't feel any better about her The fact isshe does some really awful things in this book for all the wrong reasons She may have regretted them but she still did them and I have a hard time getting past thatThe book reads really well and easily I was never bored with it but I didn't like her or her actions through most of the book and that makes it hard for me to like the book overall It made me sad to read it and that's not why I like to read books I don't need everything to be sunshine and roses but for my personal enjoyment I need a tiny bit than this book gave me I think that I would have been satisfied if the transformation happened a bit earlier in the book so I could have truly believed and liked the new PattyThis is one of those books where my issues with it are my own There was absolutely nothing wrong with the writing in this book I just personally didn't enjoy reading about this character But keep in mind I don't enjoy Oprah's Reading Club books either I just like books that are a bit upliftingI received a complementary copy of this book in return for an honest review

  7. Nicola L Nicola L says:

    35 starsThis is the first novel in the James Bay series books set in a small town in Michigan ‘Fatty Patty’ revolves around fifth grade teacher Patty who has grown up in the small town a community where she will always be recognised as a chubby red headed little girl and where even now she is still desperate to lose 30 pounds Patty feels that her weight is what has presented her from winning a prestigious ‘Teacher of the Year’ award not to mention put the blinkers on any potential romance When she meets sweet but overweight Sam at the pool a spark is there but Patty cannot contemplate ever being with a man who is fat the painful realisation also forces her to take a long look at herself and her own self esteem and battles with food This was a well written story but I have to admit that I didn’t enjoy it perhaps as much as I had anticipated The reason?Patty herself is an inherently unlikeable hypocritical individual Patty is negative not to mention downright mean I really felt like giving up on this book at the beginning as she was just so awful to read about Admittedly she undergoes a journey during the course of the novel but that aside she was just a horrible person People may perhaps be able to identify with her weight battles I know I certainly can but that does not give her the right to be so judgemental and treat people so terribly There is a difference in reading about flawed characters and awful characters and she was certainly the latter I am overweight and I certainly have never EVER treated people in the way that she does Just because you may not like yourself does not give you a license to be nasty to othersPatty’s twin sister not identical Priscilla also seemed a bit of a pathetic wet character I like the people I read about to have some substance to them and she just felt uite poorly developed unfortunately She was unable to stand up to her sister or say how she really felt Ugh The one thing that kept me reading this book was Sam Ah Sam He was such a sweet nicely written character Again he was flawed but he was so lovely and had such depth to him that I enjoyed reading about him I wanted him to get his happy ending though personally feel he deserved better than Patty and certainly not Priscilla either Also one of Patty’s colleagues Nick was intriguing to read about There was an element of mystery behind his smooth handsome persona and I was keen to know what the truth was about himGenerally this was a sweet easy to read romance that I think would be appreciated by fans of Debbie Macomber or Brenda Novak particularly for its happy ending Whilst I didn’t fall in love with it Patty’s character made that virtually impossible it was a solid start to a series that I would consider reading of in future though I doubt I would be in any immediate rush to do so

  8. Isabella Isabella says:

    Well liked beloved friend sister and fifth grade teacher Patty Perreault is up for Teacher of the Year While her “kids” mean everything to her and she loves her job with the exception of a certain few kids in her class she’s set on losing weight because she’s worried they won’t pick her for Teacher of the Year because of her weight She’s determined and ready to start losing weight but along the way endures internal and relationship strugglesFirst there’s Sam Curtis who she meets while swimming laps As their friendship grows when he offers his expertise on her finances While she thinks he’s a nice guy she can’t see him as anything than just a friend — because he’s overweight Then comes Nick Lamont a handsome coworker who she’d give up anything for but there might be to him than she thinks or wants to admit What will “Fatty Patty” do? Will she let the handsome man walk all over her or will she stand her ground and see that it’s what’s on the inside that matters the most?When I decided to be part of the “Fatty Patty” tour I took part because I loved the cover Yes the cover did sway me but after reading the first chapter I was hooked all the way to the end From the beginning I was a huge fan of Patty I liked the way she took charge of her weight and began swimming laps I also liked how her sister stood by her supporting her in each way sometimes even hiding food from her when need be Their relationship swayed a little bit but that was understood too I would’ve liked between them as far as being honest with each other especially on Patty’s part She should’ve said what she thought rather than what she thoughtAs for her romantic life I liked both Sam and Nick Sam was the one with the heart and Nick was the one with the good looksNo I’m not going to spoil it for you Read the bookBooks about “fat” characters can be a touchy subject but Kathleen Irene Paterka created “Fatty Patty” in a brilliant way I loved Patty’s character and think that any woman at any size will tooOverall I think that Kathleen has written a wonderful and heartwarming book about weight finding yourself and about falling in loveI give this book 4 out of 5 stars

  9. Meg - A Bookish Affair Meg - A Bookish Affair says:

    I think most people can find some common ground in the idea of the struggle to be happy with yourself It's a very common issue We're constantly comparing ourselves to other people and it's easy to become sort of trapped in that idea In Fatty Patty Patty is most definitely lost in that trap She struggles with her weight and is convinced that if she fixes that issue with herself she will fix the rest of her lifeNot so fastEven at the end of the book Patty is still struggling with herself She's better but still not happy To me I didn't think that Patty was very likeable at all While she struggles with her weight she's downright horrible to Sam an affable guy who also struggles with his weight Now believe me I fully understand wanting to be healthy and wanting others around you to be healthy but there is a diplomatic way to do it and Patty is anything but diplomatic Sam is awesome and Patty cannot see that at all I kind of wanted to shake her a couple times throughout the book She won't give Sam a chance and from the way she talks it mostly seems to have to do with the way he looks which is just sad especially because she should be well aware of how hurtful it is to have someone judge you based on your looks In fact Patty basically turns down Sam the nice guy because he is fat for Nick the total cad because he's hot and very much leads Patty on in a very open way only Patty is too blinded by her insane crush to see it Patty just does not seem to get it SighI really liked Sam and he kept me reading I liked some of the side stories The whole story about how Nick ended up in James Bay was really good and kept me reading to find out the whole story Even though Patty is ridiculous and sort of mean I liked the writing of the book I would definitely read by Paterka but Patty was just not my favorite

  10. Meredith Schorr Meredith Schorr says:

    45 starsPatty is a school teacher who has always struggled with her weight and she is convinced that the reason she is passed over for teacher of the year every year is because she doesn't look the part She is determined to lose the weight and win the award this year with the help of her twin sister the gorgeous and thin yet delicate Priscilla When she meets Sam at the county pool he takes an immediate interest in her but Sam is a big man and so despite how wonderful he is and how irresistible his moustache is Patty refuses to entertain the idea of being romantically involved with him Especially with Nick the gorgeous new fifth grade teacher taking an interest in her Patty has it all figured out Brand new school year Brand new body Brand new me but living by her new mantra might cause her to lose everything she loves I really really enjoyed Fatty Patty Patty was a very relatable character and although I wanted to strangle her on a few occassions for the way she handled the men in her life I ultimately wanted her to figure things out and have self confidence I felt for her as she compared herself to others unfavorably ignored what was right in front of her and took a step forward only to take three steps back and I loved watching her finally figure things out and get her life back on track The love story was very sweet There was one issue I was surprised that was left a bit open relating to the Teacher of the Year award and I although I hoped something would happen that didn't it did not ultimately take away from my enjoyment of the bookI definitely look forward to reading from this author

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