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Publisher Comments:

Finally, the book that gives you permission to be fat, fashionable, and fabulous.

How many times have you heard (or said), "Do these pants make me look fat?" Fatshionista extraordinaire Lesley Kinzel gives advice, tells stories, and challenges stereotypes about being and feeling fat in this powerful debut book.

With the "war on obesity" shining a spotlight on the prevalence of fatness, our culture has become acutely critical of big sizes and the women who wear them. But are all fat people unhealthy? Should everyone be concerned about their BMI? Is it okay to eat what you want, and declare your body off limits to public critique? Lesley Kinzel says no to diet fads and pills, shows by example how to stop hating your body, and celebrates the possibilities of fat acceptance and smart fashion at any size.

Lesley Kinzel, who co-founded and moderated the blog Fatshionista for five years, is an online celebrity in the communities of size acceptance, fashion, and women's issues. She now has her own popular blog on body politics in the media, Two Whole Cakes, which gets seventy thousand hits per month. An associate editor of xoJane, Kinzel has become the go-to fatty for all things fat fashion and fat pop culture, and has been quoted on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Guardian, the Boston Globe, New York Post, and the New York Times.

Review:

"This accessible blend of memoir and cultural theory is a lifeline and a love letter; one is better off in the world for having read it." Marianne Kirby, co-author of Lessons From the Fat-o-Sphere

Review:

"Two Whole Cakes is a vulnerable, funny, whip-smart, incendiary book that offers a delightfully readable way out of our culture's unrealistic expectations of body size and appearance." Hanne Blank, author of Big Big Love

Synopsis:

Finally, the book that gives you permission to be fat, fashionable, and fabulous.

Synopsis:

In the age of The Biggest Loser and the “war on obesity,” were pressured to conform to certain body standards at any cost. Sure, everyone should eat right and get exercise, but what if you do that and you still dont fit into the clothes at the mall?

In Two Whole Cakes, Fatshionista extraordinaire Lesley Kinzel tells stories, gives advice, and challenges stereotypes about being and feeling fat. Kinzel says no to diet fads and pills, shows by example how to stop hating your body, celebrates self-acceptance at any size, and urges you to finally accept the truth: your body is not a tragedy!

Lesley Kinzel, who co-founded the blog Fatshionista, is an online celebrity in the communities of size acceptance, fashion, and womens issues. She has her own blog on body politics in the media, Two Whole Cakes, is an associate editor at xoJane, and has become the go-to fatty for all things fashion and pop culture.

About the Author

Lesley Kinzel has been engaging with body politics and social justice activism for well over a decade. She co-founded and moderated the blog Fatshionista for five years (2005-2010), which has turned her into an online celebrity in the communities of fat acceptance, fashion, and women's issues. She now has her own popular fat fashion and pop culture blog, Two Whole Cakes, which gets roughly 60,000-70,000 hits per month.

She is a regular contributor to the online magazine, xo.Jane. Over the years Kinzel has become the go-to fatty for all things fat fashion, and fat pop culture and has been quoted on ABC News, CNN, the Guardian, the Boston Globe, the New York Post, and the New York Times. She resides in the Boston area with her husband and a well-tended stable of cats.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781558617933
Author:
Kinzel, Lesley
Publisher:
Feminist Press
Subject:
Esteem
Subject:
SELF-HELP / Self-Esteem
Subject:
Happiness
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.25 in

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Product details 160 pages Feminist Press - English 9781558617933 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This accessible blend of memoir and cultural theory is a lifeline and a love letter; one is better off in the world for having read it."
"Review" by , "Two Whole Cakes is a vulnerable, funny, whip-smart, incendiary book that offers a delightfully readable way out of our culture's unrealistic expectations of body size and appearance."
"Synopsis" by ,
Finally, the book that gives you permission to be fat, fashionable, and fabulous.
"Synopsis" by , In the age of The Biggest Loser and the “war on obesity,” were pressured to conform to certain body standards at any cost. Sure, everyone should eat right and get exercise, but what if you do that and you still dont fit into the clothes at the mall?

In Two Whole Cakes, Fatshionista extraordinaire Lesley Kinzel tells stories, gives advice, and challenges stereotypes about being and feeling fat. Kinzel says no to diet fads and pills, shows by example how to stop hating your body, celebrates self-acceptance at any size, and urges you to finally accept the truth: your body is not a tragedy!

Lesley Kinzel, who co-founded the blog Fatshionista, is an online celebrity in the communities of size acceptance, fashion, and womens issues. She has her own blog on body politics in the media, Two Whole Cakes, is an associate editor at xoJane, and has become the go-to fatty for all things fashion and pop culture.

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