Fat is a Feminist Issue: The Anti-diet Guide to Permanent Weight Loss

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Berkley Books, 1978 - Health & Fitness - 203 pages
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Here for the first time, complete and unabridged, are the two revolutionary works by Susie Orbach that changed forever the way women look at themselves: "Fat is a Feminist Issue" and its sequel, "Fat is a Feminist Issue II." A watershed in the literature of women's issues when they first appeared, these books continue to influence the popular view on food, behavior, and female self-image. As Susie Orbach wistfully writes in her new introduction to this collection, "There's a part of me that wishes

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Review: Fat Is a Feminist Issue

User Review  - Megan Winget - Goodreads

Her advice: Don't diet. Change your attitude to food. Gaining weight is linked to your relationship with your mother. (Her idea of a "fat" person is someone who's a size 12, btw). Actually a pretty cool book. The title is misleading. Read full review

Review: Fat Is A Feminist Issue: How to Lose Weight Permanetly- Without Dieting

User Review  - Katya - Goodreads

Okay, so, body image. Whoo boy, where do I start. I'll go upfront with this, I'm not very sure about where I stand on this. There are feminists who completely disregard make-up and other tools of ... Read full review

About the author (1978)

Susie Orbach is a cofounder of the Women's Therapy Centre in London and a visiting professor at the London School of Economics. Author of "Fat Is a Feminist Issue, " she is also a cofounder of the Women's Therapy Centre Institute in New York. Orbach lives in London with her partner and two children.

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