Fat! So?: Because You Don't Have to Apologize for Your Size!

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Ten Speed Press, 1998 - Self-Help - 207 pages
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Fat? Chunky? Less than svelte? So what! In this hilarious and eye-opening book, fat and proud activist/zinester Marilyn Wann takes on Americas' biggest fear--worse than the fear of public speaking or nuclear weapons--our fear of fat.Statistics tell us that about a third of Americans are fat, and common sense adds that just about everyone, fat or thin, male or female, has worried about their appearance. FAT!SO? weighs in with a more attractive alternative: feeling good about yourself at any weight--and having the style and attitude to back it up. Internationally recognized as a fat-positive spokesperson, Wann has learned that you can be absolutely happy, healthy, and successful...and fat. With its hilarious and insightful blend of essays, quizzes, facts, and reporting, FAT!SO? proves that you can be out-and-out fabulous at any size.

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User Review  - Danneeness - LibraryThing

One of my all-time favourite books. Fat! So? is inspiring and informative, and I honestly have never thought about weight the same after reading this. Whether you're fat, you know someone who is, or you're deathly afraid of becoming so, this is WELL worth reading. Read full review

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User Review  - orangejulia - LibraryThing

This book is a mix of essays and articles by and about fat people. It's a mix of sass, activism, and fabulosityt hat I adore. A great read for any majestically sized people, as well as the less than flabulous. Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Marilyn Wann is a fat activist, author, and weight diversity speaker. She has undergraduate and graduate degrees in linguistics from Stanford University. In 1994, she started the print zine FAT!SO?, which was nominated for an Utne Reader zine award. She later published the FAT!SO? book, which was named an American Library Association Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers. Wann has been giving weight diversity talks since 1995 and has been invited to speak all over the US and in Canada, Mexico, and Iceland. In 2005 she received the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club Individual Service Award. Wann has been a board member of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance and an advisory board member for the Health at Every Size journal. She is currently an editorial board member for the Fat Studies Journal.

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