Kim Sisto Robinson, Contributor
September 6, 2011
Filed under Book Reviews
by Laura Jensen Walker
Freddy is a bit over weight. Big Deal. As women, we can identify with her, feel empathy for
her, and accept her exactly as she is. We get it. We know what its’ like to be
unconventional in a society driven by thinness, superficiality, and pretention.
You see, Freddy is a little anxious about her curves. In fact, her lack of confidence is
placing boundaries on her life; actually, controlling her destiny…but when
Freddy begins to see herself as more than just a big-boned woman, she also
begins to find her substance, depth, and inner Goddess. She becomes who she is
supposed to be.
I loved Miss Invisible. I appreciate that Walker can take a character like Freddy, who in
the beginning appears Invisible and Insignificant…and transforms her into an
interesting, strong, capable, funny character.
This book is like one long hug after another. And in the end, we come to the realization
that we are truly hugging ourselves.
–Walker’s book, “Reconstructing Natalie,” is another gem worth feeling good