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New Novel, '13 Ways Of Looking At A Fat Girl,' Confronts Body Image10:50

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Mona Awad is author of "13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl." (George Baier IV)

The new novel "13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl" confronts a deeply familiar issue to many people: body image.

It tells the story of Lizzie, a young woman obsessed by how she looks and how much she weighs. Awad writes each chapter with deep insight and gutsy humor.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti talked with author Mona Awad about the book, and about her own struggle with body image.

This interview originally aired on WBUR's Radio Boston.

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