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Lessons from the Fat-O-Sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body

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JacquelynJoan, December 23, 2013 (view all comments by JacquelynJoan)
Shocked to see the low rating on here, but I guess I shouldn't be. There is a lot of resistance to the idea that fatness is not ugly and unhealthy and that diets don't work. This book is not defeatist, it's pragmatic. It's helpful, to understate it. Check out the table of contents, or better yet give it a read. (If you're not sure try the library first. Shh)
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Laura Blum, December 18, 2010 (view all comments by Laura Blum)
To the commenters below:

Please direct your attention to this highly informative blog post by one of the authors of this book, Kate Harding: "Don't You Realize Fat is Unhealthy?" http://bit.ly/11yU1k

It would seem that not only have you not even READ this book, but that you are also missing the point entirely.

Thank you, and have a lovely day.
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AngelaP, January 13, 2010 (view all comments by AngelaP)
I see that many commenters have labeled PeterPiper's review as "not helpful". I would challenge those people to visit Marianne Kirby's blog, The Rotund, and check out the photos she posted on July 28, 2009. The woman in those photos is *not* the picture of health!

Also, she is very cagey about her weight. She will admit to weighing over 300 pounds, but won't get any more specific than that. That makes me think her "size acceptance" act is all a sham.

If one of the authors of LFTF won't even admit to her weight, what does that say about the book and the fat acceptance movement as a whole?
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colleendave, December 31, 2009 (view all comments by colleendave)
This book promotes a defeatist attitude, and neglects personal responsbility.

With little medical evidence, the authors suggest morbid obesity is out of most people's control.

America is the most obese country in the world. Travel to Europe and it is clearly obvious, as you don't see the obesity as in the USA. Have our genetics changed so rapidly? No.

What has changed is portion size, lack of physical activity, poor choices, etc.

While it does attempt to offer support in terms of self image, it seems to offer excuses to the morbidly obese. Suggesting being 300 lbs can be 'healthy' is short sighted. Unfortunately, health will change over time and the probability is that this obesity will ultimately take it's toll on the body.

This book, likewise, will ultimately take a toll on readers who accept these ideas.


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PeterPiper, December 16, 2009 (view all comments by PeterPiper)
If you think the "lifestyle" promoted in this book is a good idea, check out the photos of Marianne Kirby at her blog.

She is clearly way into the morbidly obese category, yet she says she's healthy. I just don't understand how a person can have a status labeled as "morbidly" and still think they're healthy. I don't need to look up the clinical definition of "morbidly obese" to figure out that it's a big (no pun intended) problem.

Do you still want to learn lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere?

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399534973
Author:
Kate Harding and Marianne Kirby
Publisher:
Perigee Books
Author:
Harding, Kate
Author:
Kirby, Marianne
Subject:
Personal Growth - Self-Esteem
Subject:
Mind and body
Subject:
Physical fitness
Subject:
Weight Loss
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Women's Health - General
Subject:
Esteem
Subject:
SELF-HELP / Self-Esteem
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.60x5.16x.72 in. .44 lbs.
Age Level:
18-17

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