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Book Title: Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body|
The author of the book: Kate Harding
ISBN 13: 9780399534973
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 24.50 MB
Edition: Perigee Trade
Date of issue: May 5th 2009
Read full description of the books Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body:From the leading bloggers in the fat-acceptance movement comes an empowering guide to body image- no matter what the scales say.
When it comes to body image, women can be their own worst enemies, aided and abetted by society and the media. But Harding and Kirby, the leading bloggers in the "fatosphere," the online community of the fat acceptance movement, have written a book to help readers achieve admiration for-or at least a truce with-their bodies. The authors believe in "health at every size"-the idea that weight does not necessarily determine well-being and that exercise and eating healthfully are beneficial, regardless of whether they cause weight loss. They point to errors in the media, misunderstood and ignored research, as well as stories from real women around the world to underscore their message. In the up-front and honest style that has become the trademark of their blogs, they share with readers twenty-seven ways to reframe notions of dieting and weight, including: accepting that diets don't work, practicing intuitive eating, finding body-positive doctors, not judging other women, and finding a hobby that has nothing to do with one's weight.
Read information about the authorKate Harding is author of Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture—and What We Can Do About It. She co-authored The Book of Jezebel and Lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce with Your Body and founded what was for a time the internet’s most popular body acceptance blog, Shapely Prose. She has contributed to numerous online publications, including Salon, Jezebel, The Guardian, and the L.A. Times, and published essays in the anthologies Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape (a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2009), Feed Me: Writers Dish About Food, Eating, Weight and Body Image, and Madonna and Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop.
A graduate of the University of Toronto and the MFA in writing program at Vermont College of Fine Arts, Kate is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the low-residency creative writing program at Bath Spa University. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two dogs.
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