Sharon Wheatley - Author

Cincinnati native Sharon Wheatley grew up knowing exactly what she wanted to be: an actress. While a talented and creative child and teen, she felt ostracized because of her weight but didn't let that stop her from achieving her dreams.

Fast forward to 2006 and Wheatley has not only starred in several productions on Broadway but is the author of the book 'Til the Fat Girl Sings, which has been featured on Good Morning America and selected by The Wall Street Journal as one of the best summer reads. In this interview she discusses the inspiration behind her writing and how she made her life-changing decisions.

Noting her success is of particular interest to long-time staffers at CET, who remember when she volunteered here during the Action Auction! You can find out more about her by visiting her website,

23 minutes
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