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

This event last occurred April 29, 2020

→Update: This event has been canceled.

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 to 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.

Cover of Fat Girl on a Plane

Piper Writers House

For more information contact:

Judith Smith