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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 segment aired on March 24, 2016.