8 1/2 Stone

8 1/2 Stone

Author: Liz Jones


The debut comic novel from acclaimed columnist and former editor of Marie Claire.

“Liz Jones is a fearless, funny funny truth teller about the female condition. 8  and a half stone will bring comfort and joy to fans of her column and to anyone who ever removed their contact lenses to weigh less as they step on those tyrannical scales.”

Allison Pearson | Daily Telegraph

Pam has so many problems, she’s thinking of ending her own life. And it’s Christmas!

Baby got back… and front

Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 198x129x5
ISBN: 9781910265994
Category: Matthew James Publishing

£ 9.99

When I reach eight and a half stone:

  • I will be able to shop in Topshop. If only I could t in a size
    10 or an 8, just walk in a shop and not even have to try it
    on because let’s face it I will be straight up and down, then everything would slot neatly into place, completing the easiest jigsaw puzzle in the world: all straight edges

  • I will be able to go swimming and not displace all the water and create a tsunami

  • I will t in changing rooms, without banging my elbows or exposing the moon of my arse through the curtain when I bend over

  • I will be able to t behind the narrow benches at Ronnie Scott’s to listen to jazz instead of being offered a chair, at the end.

  • I will be promoted and not have my desk moved to inside the stationery cupboard


About Liz Jones

Former Marie Claire editor-in-chief Liz Jones’ debut comic novel is inspired by her own long-term struggles with an eating disorder and takes an honest look at how women view their bodies, and themselves.

Liz has millions of readers across the world and was shortlisted ve times in the last six years as Columnist of the Year at the British Press Awards and Columnist of the Year 2012 at the BSME awards. Editor-in-chief of Marie Claire - where she ran a high pro le campaign to ban skinny models - fashion editor at the Daily Mail and now columnist at the Mail on Sunday, Liz grew up in Essex, and now lives in Richmond Yorkshire.

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