Fat Girl Walking: Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in Your Skin...Every Inch of It

Fat Girl Walking: Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in Your Skin...Every Inch of It

by Brittany Gibbons

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ISBN-13: 9780062343031
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/19/2015
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Brittany Gibbons writes the blog Brittanyherself.com and is the curator of the Facebook group The Curvy Girl Guide, a plus-size model, and a nationally recognized body image advocate. She is also a mother of three and lives with her family and adoring husband in Ohio.

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Fat Girl Walking: Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in Your Skin ? Every Inch of It 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not only does her writing style pull you in but she touches on amazing and important issues in gritty and humorous ways. Her life in general is really interesting, but I struggle with body confidence and body hate and having that relatable voice really helps.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
3 stars because half of it had me laughing out loud or saying "yes, I've felt like that" ... but some of it was too crude for my taste.
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Honest and funny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally, a book in which its author tells things as they are and in which some of us( I did) are able to recognize the feelings experienced by the author. A funny and witty author who is not afraid to shock or upset people. A book in which one is able to recognize himself and to feel accepted. What a refreshing change!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Struggled to get through this bore fest. From the cover, reviews, and description I thought this would be funny and inspiring. Not so much. Bought it on sale on nook otherwise I would have returned..... don't waste your time!!!!! I skipped some parts. There was a lot that could have been taken out.
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Sarah Charles More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing! I read it in one day. So well written and so funny I had trouble not laughing in the middle of my quiet office. Inspiring and worth sharing with others!
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CrisConquers More than 1 year ago
For Every Woman Who Has Ever Thought She Was Less Than Beautiful I can honestly say that FAT GIRL WALKING by Brittany Gibbons is the best memoir I have ever read. Now, I might be a little biased by the fact that I don't really do non-fiction and pretty much read romance exclusively. That in itself is a bit of a rave review though, because the second I read the synopsis for this book I knew I had to read it. Much like Brittany, I've been a plus-sized woman pretty much since Junior High and have seriously struggled with body shame and depression since elementary school. Reading about her experiences growing up and her mindset with regard to her body and the way she defined her femininity was definitely an eye-opener for me. It's a bit of a surreal experience, having thought sad, dark things for as long as you can remember and then having them all spelled out in print for you and realizing that there are others out there who have felt the same way about themselves. I don't want to go down a road where this whole review is about my own experiences but I will say that FAT GIRL WALKING made me feel things quite profoundly, forced me to reassess my life and the way I see myself, and literally made me laugh out loud and cry multiple times. What more could you possibly want from a good book? Brittany's writing style and her personality are what really set the book over the top for me. She has such a great sense of sass and snark you can't help but admire and respect. Her story and her struggles are moving but her humor and spark are what keep you engaged and rooting for her. That woman really has a way with pop-culture references that won my heart. I absolutely loved hearing about her relationship with Andy and their email love letters were both sweet and hilarious.  I honestly can't say enough good things about FAT GIRL WALKING and Brittany Gibbons as a writer. This book was just...everything. You don't have to be fat to connect with her story. This book is for all women, thin, curvy, short or tall, who have ever thought of themselves as less than beautiful. It's about self-love, finding confidence and ultimately, feminism. It might not be billed as a self-help book but it's definitely one of the most empowering books I've read in a very long time and has helped me reevaluate the way I see my body and value myself as a woman. I wasn't familiar with Brittany Gibbons' blog, Brittany Herself, before reading FAT GIRL WALKING but now I can't wait to check it out and be further inspired by this brilliant woman. If she does write another book you can bet I'll be first in line to pick it up. Go read FAT GIRL WALKING, and thank me later.  Disclaimer: I received this book free in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own.
ImaginaryReads More than 1 year ago
Fat Girl Walking is an important book in that that it brings up topics that society has been hesitant to address. Topics that we should address: such as the impossible-to-achieve beauty standards that the media propagates. And about how beauty is subjective. At the same time, Fat Girl Walking is a book that I would hesitate to recommend to some readers because of the explicit content. I will be explaining my reservations about the content at the end of my review so that readers who may not be as comfortable with such content can determine if they should pick up this book. What I like about the book: - Gibbons's story is relatable. No matter our size, most if not all of us have felt out of place in our bodies at some point. We've also dealt with growing pains, love and feelings of rejection, perhaps even depression and anxiety. We also, at some point, must decide who we are and what we should accept about ourselves. To this end, Gibbons gives us both the good and the bad. She doesn't prettify her story for us. Gibbons is candid in the telling of her story. The way Gibbons tells her story, it's from one woman to another. I love how personal the reading of this book is. Gibbons isn't here to tell us what to do, nor is she here to make her story about her body. While her body does play a role in her experiences growing up, it is a part of her. It isn't something she talks about as if it were separate from her essence or as if it is something to be controlled. Her story is about a woman who has become comfortable with who she is, and learning to love her body happened to be a part of the process. Important message: That said, it is important to remember that, if we don't love our bodies, we really can't love ourselves, and we won't treat our bodies, ourselves, right. As Gibbons mentions, it's not very comfortable to diet. It's much more comfortable to accept our size (though this doesn't mean that we should gorge on junk food—that's not very healthy). The last pages: I especially love the last part of the book. The first, and larger, part of the book covers Gibbons's life and what she dealt with growing up. The last part of the book follows Gibbons after she becomes more comfortable in her body and is filled with opinionated statements that are humorous and also inspiring. For example, she covers the pros and cons of subjects such as pregnancy. There are also some humorous email exchanges between Gibbons and her husband. We're beautiful when we love ourselves. Reading this book, I remember thinking that Brittany Gibbons is a beautiful woman. Yes, it's evident in the pictures that she includes in the books, but it's also evident in the words that she writes. When I read this book, I see a strong, confident woman who knows herself and loves herself. I understand that even now she might be dealing with some issues; our problems never entirely go away. However, she's chosen to confront her problems, and we can see in her story that her determination has made a great difference in her life. What I didn't like so much: Brittany is a very candid and casual writer. This is charming and, at the same time, potentially off putting. While I love how she deals so frankly with issues that women face, I was not prepared for the explicit content. Rarely does a page go by when Gibbons uses explicit language. There is also quite a bit of frank talk about her sexual endeavors. While her language may seem commonplace to some readers, more conservative readers may find it off putting. I was surprised that sexuality appeared as much as it did in this book. While I knew this wasn't going to be a weight loss book, I did expect a larger focus on body image, loving oneself, and having self esteem. I do understand that relationships play a large role in influencing how we grow up and how we view ourselves. It makes sense that Gibbons talks a lot about her relationships, especially about her relationship with her husband, and I respect that she wants to talk about sex given the role it plays in her coming to terms with her body. That said, it's a very personal subject. This book isn't for readers who aren't comfortable with explicit talk about sex (or about explicit, frank talk about any subject for that matter). This is a candid book in many ways. Content (potential spoilers) - Casual use of explicit language and use of profanity (not in moderation) - Frank talk about sexual endeavors, including but not limited to a brief attempt at lesbian sex and her first lessons in masturbation as a ten-year-old girl. There is also frank talk of other matters. For example, when she was young, her dog slept on the bed with her and had its period, which got on Gibbons. Be prepared for a lot of frank talk on uncomfortable matters. - There are also some domestic problems. Gibbons's dad got into an accident when she was young, and his behavior causes problems for the family. For example, he follows a boy to school for a reason that doesn't seem to warrant such extreme measures. - Gibbons dealt with strong feelings of anxiety in college, and she talks about her experiences with it. * There is a LOT of content in this book. I can't remember all of them. My advice is to treat this as a book filled with mature content. If this were a film, I'd give it an R rating for the language and sexual content. Do not read this if you aren't prepared to handle a lot of language or sexual content. Or frank talk about any subject.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Glad I saved the receipt, as this went back before I even finished the first page of the first chapter. As a successful, intelligent, attractive plus-size female, I find nothing even remotely intelligent about a woman who uses the words "jerk-off and "parents" in the same sentence. Being vulgar isn't classy, it's crass and this woman is a wife and mother and entirely too old to be using such disgusting language. She should take afew tips from other plus-size women such as Emme and Kate Dillon who both perfect class, style and brains. Glad I saved the receipt and got my money back. Wouldn't even remotely suggest buying this. Check it out from your local library and save yourself the $24.00.