"You Just Need to Lose Weight": And 19 Other Myths about Fat People

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Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.83
Publisher
Beacon Press
Publish Date
Pages
232
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.4 X 0.8 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780807006474

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About the Author

Aubrey Gordon writes under the pseudonym of "Your Fat Friend," illuminating the experiences of fat people and urging greater compassion for people of all sizes. Her work has reached millions of readers and has been translated into 19 languages. She is co-host of the Maintenace Phase podcast and a columnist with SELF magazine. Her work has also been featured in Health magazine, Vox, and Gay Mag, among others. She lives in the Northwest, where she works as a writer and organizer. Connect with her at yourfatfriend.com, and as YrFatFriend on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Reviews

"Gordon interrogates misperceptions about fatness in this helpful handbook for those 'struggling to interrupt moments of anti-fatness in their daily lives.' . . . [A] lucid and impassioned guide to combatting negative stereotypes about body size."
--Publishers Weekly

"[T]his thought-provoking treatise on fatness will give readers of all sizes plenty to think about."
--Booklist

"Chatty and insightful, this book is sure to make readers reflect on their own biases."
--425 Magazine

"[Gordon] brings skillful analysis, acute understanding and a sense of humor to her work."
--The Seattle Times

"The book offers actionable steps you can take to help push back against weight bias in your own life, particularly if you're witnessing it as someone with a smaller body."
--Insider