CANCELLED: ASU Book Group: ‘Fat Girl on a Plane’ by Kelly deVos

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A message from the Department of English:

In consideration of our guests and community and the concern around gatherings, we are cancelling the April 29 meeting of the ASU Book Group. 

The ASU Book Group's April 2020 reading selection is "Fat Girl on a Plane" by Kelly deVos. The book group is open to all in the ASU community and meets monthly from noon–1 p.m. in the Piper Writers House on ASU's Tempe campus. Haven't read the book? Come anyway! Authors are always present. A no-host luncheon follows at the University Club. 


A teen novel. The story is, told from fat and skinny perspectives is about smart fashion, pursuing your dreams, and loving yourself.

High school senior Cookie Vonn's post-graduation dreams include getting out of Phoenix, attending Parsons and becoming the next great fashion designer. But in the world of fashion, being fat is a cardinal sin. It doesn't help that she's constantly compared to her supermodel mother—and named after a dessert.

The book is available at

Kelly deVos holds a Bachelor of Arts in English (creative writing) from ASU, which she earned in 2016.

The ASU Book Group meetings and selections for 2019-2020 are:

The ASU Book Group is sponsored as a community outreach initiative by the Department of English and organized in partnership with the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing.

Judith Smith
Wednesday, Apr. 29, 2020, 12-1 p.m.
Piper Writers House (PWH)
Tempe campus
Free of charge and open to the public

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