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

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Crown/Archetype, May 3, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
Kim Brittingham struggled for years with her weight and body image before she learned how to love her self unconditionally, find her confidence, and fully enjoy her life.  In this unflinching, humorous, and uplifting memoir, she openly explores her complex relationships with food and dieting, sex and dating, and exercise and health, ultimately inspiring every woman to live life to the absolute fullest, no matter what your jean size.
 

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What I expected was a marginally interesting read with a few pointers on living life to its fullest whether that's in size or grandeur, what I got was happily a bit more with a few spots of discomfort ... Read full review

READ MY HIPS: How I Learned to Love My Body, Ditch Dieting, and Live Large

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Get rid of the bathroom scales and start living. Body acceptance is not a new idea, but Brittingham's memoir has a unique voice. With engaging, well-written prose, the author encourages readers to ... Read full review

Contents

Read My Hips
1
DITCHING DIETING
10
Glory Davis Made Me Believe in Total Transformation
19
BaconCheddar Melt 51
33
We Were the Weight Loss Counselors
47
Cant Stand the Farm Stand
78
Belly
88
Strut 97
95
Gym Dandies
125
Out on a Limb
139
Boys Who Said Yes
147
Fat Aunt Phyllis
166
Fat ls Contagious
177
When the Avenue Walks on You
187
Video Star
199
Reach the Beach
212

A Tale of Two Photo Sessions
107
Forever in My Arms
119
Acknowledgments
223
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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.

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