Tuesday, December 15, 2015

5 Stars: Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls by Jes Baker

Publisher: Seal Press
Buy: AMZ

About the Book

Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls is a manifesto and call to arms for people of all sizes and ages. With her trademark wit, veteran blogger and advocate Jes Baker calls people everywhere to embrace a body-positive worldview, changing perceptions about weight, and making mental health a priority.

Alongside notable guest essayists, Jes shares personal experiences paired with in-depth research in a way that is approachable, digestible, and empowering. Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls is an invitation to reject fat prejudice, fight body-shaming at the hands of the media, and join this life-changing movement with one step: change the world by loving your body.

If I'd won Powerball I would have bought a few cases of this book to hand out to people. I enjoyed it that much. I discovered Jes's blog after her Abercrombie & Fitch response went viral, and this book is a fantastic by-product of her site. It's funny, blunt, unapologetic, and encouraging. It's worth pointing out that Jes writes for everybody with body issues - the title refers to fat girls but this book is for anybody who's ever glanced in the mirror and sighed.

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