Monica Parker is the author of the bestselling new humor-based book “Getting Waisted: A Survival Guide to Being Fat in a Society That Loves Thin” (Heath Communications) ( She is also an accomplished comedy actress and TV writer, whose credits include…a recurring role on Scify’s Defiance, producer of Lifetime’s, Hunger Point & The Party Never Stops. Parker’s memoir takes on the diet world and its flawed psychological skew with brutal candor as well as a tale about family and an unexpected love story juxtaposed along side hercomplicated journey to self acceptance that resonates with readers of all sizes, shapes and ages.