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Fat! So?: Because You Don't Have to Apologize for Your Size

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ISBN13: 9780898159950
ISBN10: 0898159954
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Fat? Chunky? Less than svelte? So what! In this hilarious and eye-opening book, fat and proud activist/zinester Marilyn Wann takes on Americas' biggest fear—worse than the fear of public speaking or nuclear weapons—our fear of fat.Statistics tell us that about a third of Americans are fat, and common sense adds that just about everyone, fat or thin, male or female, has worried about their appearance. FAT!SO? weighs in with a more attractive alternative: feeling good about yourself at any weight—and having the style and attitude to back it up. Internationally recognized as a fat-positive spokesperson, Wann has learned that you can be absolutely happy, healthy, and successful...and fat. With its hilarious and insightful blend of essays, quizzes, facts, and reporting, FAT!SO? proves that you can be out-and-out fabulous at any size.

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In this hilarious and eye-opening book, fat and proud activist/zinester Marilyn Wann takes on America's biggest fear--worse than the fear of public speaking or nuclear weapons--the fear of fat.

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Susan Wiget, July 22, 2010 (view all comments by Susan Wiget)
Are you tired of fatphobic misogynists harassing you? Tired of being told to go on a diet? Were you continually bullied and socially ostracized throughout your childhood because of your appearance? Still traumatized by this childhood bullying?

The eye-opening book Fat! So? will empower you to feel better about your size and shape and help you realize that fatphobia is a form of bigotry, like homophobia, misogyny, and racism. In this toxic society, we are constantly barraged with the message that being fat is bad and shameful, and that we should strive to be as thin as possible. The media and the people we see each day firmly believe this and constantly remind us. We are barraged with an assumption that fat is unhealthy, yet we have no evidence supporting this assumption. Most people foolishly refuse to accept the fact that we come in different sizes and shapes. It’s like refusing to accept that some of us are left-handed and that we have different skin colors.

Fat! So?, compiled from the zine of the same title, is an amusing, entertaining, irreverent, and educational look at bigotry toward fat people and how we can transcend it. It includes illustrations and projects such as a Goddess of Willendorf paper doll. Fat prejudice and ridicule is directed more at women than men, but the book is also relevant to men. In fact, everyone in America should read it, not just fat people. It will change the way we all see size and shape.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780898159950
Author:
Wann, Marilyn
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Location:
Berkeley, Calif. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Self-Esteem
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Obesity
Subject:
Body image
Subject:
Self-esteem in women
Subject:
Overweight women
Subject:
Feminine beauty
Subject:
Personal Growth - Self-Esteem
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Obesity in women - Psychological aspects
Subject:
Esteem
Subject:
SELF-HELP / Self-Esteem
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19981231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
8.39x7.01x.60 in. .62 lbs.

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