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Read My Hips: How I Learned to Love My Body, Ditch Dieting, and Live Large


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Based on the author's popular blog and essay, "Fat Is Contagious," an offbeat account of how she learned to reject diets, accept herself and adopt a healthy body image candidly explores her complex relationships with food, sex and exercise. Original.

About the Author

\Kim Brittingham is a writer and blogger whose personal essays have been published on iVillage, Salon and Fresh Yarn. She received widespread national attention, including appearances on the Today Show and NPR, when she created a mock self-help book jacket with the title, Fat is Contagious: How Sitting Next to a Fat Person Can Make YOU Fat, wrapped it around a real book, and pretended to read it while riding the buses of New York City as an informal social experiment. She divides her time between New York City and Ocean Grove, New Jersey.


Table of Contents

Introduction: Read my hips — pt. 1. Ditching dieting — Ring dings — Glory Davis made me believe in total transformation — Bacon cheddar melt — We were the weight loss counselors — Can't stand the farm stand — Belly — pt. 2. Loving my body — Strut — A tale of two photo sessions — My grandmother : forever in my arms — Gym dandies — Out on a limb — pt. 3. Living large — Boys who said yes — Fat Aunt Phyllis — Fat is contagious — When the avenue walks on you — Video star — Reach the beach.

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How I Learned to Love My Body, Ditch Dieting, and Live Large
Crown Publishing Group
Brittingham, Kimberly
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» Biography » General
» Biography » Women
» Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Bariatrics
» Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Diet and Nutrition
» Health and Self-Help » Recovery and Addiction » Eating Disorders
» Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Self Esteem

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