For years, Vancouver writer Jacquie Somerville wrestled with her two conflicting passions: food and fashion, and the resulting issues with weight, body image, and self worth. As many women can attest, it’s a real dilemma trying to reconcile Dolce & Gabbana with dulce de leche, and Marc Jacobs with mousse cake. But Jacquie, an admitted fashion and food addict, manages to bring these two passions together in My Fat Little Rule Book.
“I wrote My Fat Little Rule Book as a guide for myself, and it contains the 15 rules that allowed me to finally achieve my goal weight,” said Jacquie. “I know first-hand what it’s like trying to look fabulous in Prada while salivating over prosciutto–it’s not easy. But, after years of trial and error, my 15 rules got me to a place where my two passions can peacefully co-exist.”
A highly entertaining account of her 35-day diet and exercise plan, My Fat Little Rule Book features Jacquie’s irreverent and humorous musings on everything from clothing and cuisine, to lust and motivation. Weaving raw and hilarious personal journal entries with the 15 rules and their accompanying–and shockingly honest–postscript notes, Jacquie weaves a delightful read that many women (and men) will relate to. No gimmicks, no secrets—Jacquie’s 15 rules are pure common sense, and she lays them out in a witty and amusing fashion making it almost impossible to fail.
“My Fat Little Rule Book is my story–it’s my journey,” continued Jacquie. “Putting into practice the 15 rules allowed me to love myself fully and finally live up to my own expectations. As a 5’8”, broad-shouldered chick with childbearing hips and a booty to boot, my goal was never to be a model-think, skinny old bag. My goal was, and still is, to be the best me that I can be, to continue to enjoy good food, and to do justice to my beautiful wardrobe. My wish is that others may be inspired and entertained by my story.”