From the Publisher
“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
“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
"Every single page of this book contains an AHA! moment. Two Whole Cakes is super empowering and fun to readyou seriously can't put it down. I've read it twice, and I'm keeping it for my daughter." Jane Pratt, founding editor of xoJane and Sassy
“I am extremely grateful that Lesley Kinzel is flooding cyberspace with provocative conversations about the political, financial, emotional, and spiritual struggles resulting from America's obsession with weight.”
Camryn Manheim, actor and author of Wake Up, I’m Fat!
Blogger Kinzel has always been big. She tried diets, exercise, and weight-loss programs without success. Regardless of her size, she is healthy and happily married, and she wants the same for all large women. Drawn from Kinzel's personal blog, twowholecakes.com, this book shares her story of coming to terms with her body in the hopes of inspiring readers to accept themselves as they are. While acknowledging the challenges of being a plus-size woman in a world that reveres the slim, she tells readers to forgo diets, drugs, and corporate food plans. Instead, they should eat what they like, try to stay healthy, and join supportive communities of like-minded women. Above all, Kinzel encourages readers to lose the victim mentality, start enjoying life, and surround themselves with others who accept them as they are. VERDICT A useful addition to self-help collections, this book will be of interest to fat-positive readers.—Barbara M. Bibel, Oakland P.L.