About A Lot on Her Plate
A twelve-year old chef is starved for acceptance when her mother fat shames her. But how can she choose her own path if she can't choose what's for dinner?
With the name Saralee is it any surprise I love cake. But write a novel about the diet culture that shames people into avoiding dessert? Never saw that coming. Then a book title came to me and I knew it was time to confront a familiar subject … struggles with my weight. A year later, I finished A LOT ON HER PLATE and though it is different than my previous four novels (my first for middle grade readers) I explore a tough subject with great humor and heart. Also, a plate of cookies.
My late mother was a lifetime member of Weight Watchers and though at age 90 she had no weight left to lose, was disappointed to learn her assisted living center did not offer weekly meetings. Apparently she took the word “lifetime” seriously and longed for lectures about portion control (“A sliver leads to a slice,…
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“Saralee Rosenberg is the Erma Bombeck of the 21st Century — she finds the laughter and humor in our daily trials and reminds us of the joy that exists within us.”
Belle Baxter, Director, Elwood Public Library