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Amy Farrell is Professor of American Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. She is also the author of Yours in Sisterhood: Ms. Magazine and the Promise of Popular Feminism. She lives in Carlisle with her husband and two children.
As someone who has studied fat and body image for almost 30 years, I found this work to be one of the most helpful and insightful books about the field that I have ever read. Read morePublished 14 months ago by T. A. Fisher
This was an excellent book, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to better understand America's prejudice against overweight individuals. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Rachel Thompson
A very eye opening book. If you need any convincing that fat people are an oppressed group, this is your book.Published 20 months ago by Julian
Again I didn't finish this book, just like the book "Fat Politics" this was nothing more then another leftist rant. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Andrew
This book is much more academic than I thought. It is also entertaining and quite revealing of the social periods and people's attitudes on obesity. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Kimberly Fujioka
I really loved this book and it opened up my mind to the multitude of ways that "fat shame" is used to oppress women, minorities, and the working class, both historically and... Read morePublished on November 18, 2011 by Justice
Fat stigma is an incredibly important topic. Unfortunately, nearly everything Farrell writes about obesity is wrong. The rest of the book is useless. Read morePublished on June 19, 2011 by Morgan Downey