The Fat Girl's Guide to Life

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Dec 2, 2008 - Self-Help - 288 pages
Vibrant, vivacious, and gorgeous, Wendy Shanker is a fat girl who has simply had enough-enough of family, friends, co-workers, women's magazines, even strangers on the street all trying (and failing) to make her thin. Written in Wendy's wonderfully funny and candid voice, The Fat Girl's Guide to Life provides thought-provoking insights, statistics, and body-image resources intended to restore a realistic standard of beauty and self-acceptance to the 68 percent of American women who wear a size 12 or larger. The Fat Girl's Guide to Life invites you to step off the scale and weigh the issues for yourself.
 

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User Review  - florafloraflora - LibraryThing

I picked this up from a friend's shelf while I was housesitting. I wasn't expecting much, but I was still disappointed. This is one of those books that the author gets a contract to write on the basis ... Read full review

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User Review  - Danneeness - LibraryThing

A good reflection of someone's thought processes as they struggle with their weight, but a little wishy-washy. She doesn't like the current view of fat in our culture, but doesn't seem quite convinced to rebel against it, either. I found Fat! So? to be a better read, and far more inspiring. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
From fat to Fat
7
The Story of My Body
19
Mind Your Own Business
35
Further Adventures in Diet Land
55
My Name Is Wendy
69
Duke
81
The Science of Fat
107
Hollywood
171
The Fat Girls Dance Card
183
The Fat Girl in Bed
197
Shopping and Style
211
RESPECT
231
The Other FWord
247
Notes
267
Acknowledgments
275

Listen to Your Gut
127
Such a Pretty Face
143

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Wendy Shanker is one of Us Weekly's Fashion Police and was the resident humor columnist for Grace Woman magazine. She's appeared on Oxygen, Lifetime, VH1, CNN, The View, and The Ricki Lake Show, and has written for Glamour, Self, Shape, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, and MTV. She lives in New York.

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