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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2008

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    I found this book in my local library, read it in a day, and loved it. This book has really opened my eyes to my own self denigration and to the prejudice of society.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2004

    Thank you Marilyn!

    This is THE introduction to fat acceptance. It is comprehensive, inspiring, and fun. It is a quick, easy read but packed with valuable info and insight. I simply cannot say enough in praise of this book. From the lies the medical community promotes, the personal triumphs against self-hatred, to fun and subversive little games, this book really runs the gammut. I would strongly encourage it to anyone wanting to learn more about being fat in our society. This is a fantastic place to start, and a great read for anyone already acquainted with fat acceptance ideas.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2000

    I'm done apologizing,and I burned my girdle!

    Thank God for Marilyn Wann.Finally someone has been published that shares my viewpoint-you don't have to look like Barbie to be healthy.Her message of self-love and acceptance is one everyone should read-not only because it's true but because it's hilarious.My recommendation-eat a turtle sundae and read Fat?so!,because I said so.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2010

    Change how you think, not your size.

    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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  • Posted February 20, 2010

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    The last diet/weight loss book you'll ever need

    Fat people are the only minority against whom it is still lawful to discriminate. Oh, wait -- we're no longer a minority! (Now we're an epidemic!) This book is for anyone who has ever hated looking in a mirror, or hated looking at photos of themselves. This book is for anyone who has ever avoided a social event because the seats will be too small. This book is for anyone who refuses to be seen in public in a bathing suit, or refuses to try on clothes in a store dressing room. And this book is for anyone who has ever contributed to making anyone feel that way! It's a big fat dose of self-acceptance. The message is deadly serious, and the writing is wicked funny! I'm buying an extra copy to give to my doctor.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2000

    Buy this book!!! It will change your life!

    This is such an empowering book. I recommend it to people of all sizes. Anytime I feel down about myself, I pick up Fat!so? and it makes me feel better.

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