Large-size heroines and more....

A Listmania! list by P. Gray
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The list author says: "If a novel says something like 'he put his manly arms around her eleven-inch waist', do you feel something's amiss? I do. This list offers books and films with non-skinny heroines, and a few related items."
Queen Sized
1.  Queen Sized DVD ~ Nikki Blonsky
The list author says:
  "DVD. Nikki Blonsky (star of the recent 'Hairspray' film) stars in this new movie."
$6.49   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Hairspray
2.  Hairspray DVD ~ Sonny Bono
The list author says:
  "DVD. This movie is huge fun, and it shows us what's great about the 1960s. Best movie ever."
$5.00   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (229 customer reviews)

Hairspray: Deluxe Edition
3.  Hairspray: Deluxe Edition DVD ~ John Travolta
The list author says:
  "DVD. Here's the new version of the above story. This is the best movie ever, made even better. It's kind of like Grease but with heart. Strongly recommended for all ages."
$4.86   Used & New from: $1.44
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (588 customer reviews) | 14 customer discussions

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Book 1)
4.  The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Book 1) by Alexander McCall Smith
The list author says:
  "Fiction. This first book in the series is magnificently good. I'm not so sure about a couple of the sequels, though, so if you're going to read just one of these books, this is the one to choose."
$8.44   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,220 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency: Season 1
5.  The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency: Season 1 DVD ~ Jill Scott
The list author says:
  "DVD. The film version of this story (aka 'pilot') lives up to the book--which is a stunning achievement. It looks magnificent."
$57.99   Used & New from: $39.95
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (512 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Bountiful Women: Large Women's Secrets for Living the Life They Desire
6.  Bountiful Women: Large Women's Secrets for Living the Life They Desire by Bonnie Bernell
The list author says:
  "Non-fiction. This book creates a beautifully positive atmosphere. It's like a pep talk from a caring female friend."
$13.45   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things
7.  The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
The list author says:
  "Fiction. Teenager Virginia finds herself asking the question: Is the world crazy, or is it just me?"
$7.92   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (161 customer reviews)

Fatropolis
8.  Fatropolis by Tracey L. Thompson
The list author says:
  "Fiction. New out."
$18.22   Used & New from: $2.18
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Too Big to Miss (The Odelia Grey Mysteries)
9.  Too Big to Miss (The Odelia Grey Mysteries) by Sue Ann Jaffarian
The list author says:
  "Mystery novel. First in series."
$12.46   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

Huge: The Complete Series
10.  Huge: The Complete Series DVD ~ Nikki Blonsky
The list author says:
  "DVD set of TV series."
$15.99   Used & New from: $3.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Summer of the Dragon
11.  Summer of the Dragon by Elizabeth Peters
The list author says:
  "Fiction. A fun thriller-romance. The heroine is invited to a rich man's ranch in the Arizona desert, but villainy intrudes. I love the witty narration."
$8.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

My Big Fat Manifesto
12.  My Big Fat Manifesto by Susan Vaught
The list author says:
  "Teen fiction. It's got a wonderfully vivid voice--the chatty heroine seems to come right out of the page."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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The Fat Lady Sings
13.  The Fat Lady Sings by Charles C. Lovett
The list author says:
  "Teen fiction."
$15.34   Used & New from: $0.54
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Secret Society
14.  Secret Society DVD ~ Charlotte Brittain
The list author says:
  "DVD. This film has gentle humor and lots of charm. But beneath the whimsy, it's serious about empowerment. It's so serious that I'm pleasantly surprised that they were allowed to make it. The character Marlene is magnificent. She's like a villain from a James Bond movie, but on the side of the angels."
$11.99   Used & New from: $0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Phat Girlz
15.  Phat Girlz DVD ~ Mo'Nique
The list author says:
  "DVD. This is a wonderful movie. It's full of life and full of beauty, and the poolside scene is comedic genius."
$5.81   Used & New from: $0.70
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)

Cereal Killer (Savannah Reid Mysteries)
16.  Cereal Killer (Savannah Reid Mysteries) by G. A. McKevett
The list author says:
  "Fiction. Detective Savannah Reid goes undercover, into the world of plus-size fashion modeling. This is an entertaining book in an engaging light mystery series."
$6.18   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Well Rounded
17.  Well Rounded by Catherine Lippincott
The list author says:
  "Yes, there are plus-sized women who work as fashion models. Here's one of them. The book dates from 1998, so fashions may be dated."
$17.67   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Your Guide to Plus-Size Modeling an Inspirational Guide and Handbook for the Aspiring Plus-Size Model
18.  Your Guide to Plus-Size Modeling an Inspirational Guide and Handbook for the Aspiring Plus-Size Model by Yvette Ray Pinfield
The list author says:
  "A newer book from a plus-size model. For other writings on plus modeling, you could check out writings by Marcella Wilson, Crystal Renn, Catherine Schuller, and Amie J. Greer."
$8.96   Used & New from: $5.60

Leaving Winter
19.  Leaving Winter by Kathleen A. Quinn
The list author says:
  "A short novel or novella, in which put-upon Cordelia Brown visits Rome, and finds true love. The story is touching, the characters are three-dimensional, the prose is of high quality and the effect is idyllic and excellent. Heartwarming."
Used & New from: $15.11
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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The Sterkarm Handshake
20.  The Sterkarm Handshake by Susan Price
The list author says:
  "Fiction. Student Andrea time-travels to the 16th-century Scottish borders, a land of lawless warlords, where her big body is thought the most beautiful thing in several counties. What's great is that this book is marvelously historically real--the era must have been just like this."
Used & New from: $0.13
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Acceptable Prejudice? Fat, Rhetoric and Social Justice
21.  Acceptable Prejudice? Fat, Rhetoric and Social Justice by Lonie McMichael
The list author says:
  "non-fiction."
$17.06
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

You Are What You Eat: Michelle's Diary
22.  You Are What You Eat: Michelle's Diary by Michelle McManus
The list author says:
  "This then 280-pound singer won the UK 'Idol' contest. This is her diary. She tells what it's really like to be an Idol, how she lost a lot of weight, and how she dumped Simon Cowell (sort of). I'm sure the diary is her own work--when I read it I can hear her voice. She has a gorgeous wit. This book is Bridget Jones meets Hairspray--and it's all true. Fun and touching."
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The Mamas & The Papas - California Dreamin'
23.  The Mamas & The Papas - California Dreamin' DVD ~ Mamas & Papas
The list author says:
  "DVD. Speaking of big gals in pop music, the Mama of them all was Cass Elliot. This sensitively-made excellent documentary shows her journey from initial un-confidence to flamboyant show-off star."
$23.08   Used & New from: $5.49
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Use What You Got
24.  Use What You Got by Kristie Agee
The list author says:
  "Music album.  Kristie Agee is an up-and-coming Nashville-based musician who I'm sure you'll hear a lot more of in future. This album contains some lovely celebratory lyrics, especially the great song 'Built For Comfort', which is fast becoming a standard."
$14.29   Used & New from: $1.18
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Live in Liverpool
25.  Live in Liverpool by Gossip
The list author says:
  "DVD and CD of a live concert. This group does loud, raw rock music. I think that, if they keep developing, they could become as mighty as Queen. Actually Beth Ditto, the singer, already is queen. She's got real vocal talent, she's got the attitude, she's got the size politics, and she's got the looks. She's magnificent."
$13.14   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

A Joyful Noise
26.  A Joyful Noise by Gossip
The list author says:
  "CD. The group's new release. It is, I think, the group's best album yet, full of rich soundscapes which are a new dimension to their sound. (After this, the only thing holding them below Queen's mega-ness is, I think, Queen's monster taglines.)"
$10.83   Used & New from: $0.26
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Coal to Diamonds: A Memoir
27.  Coal to Diamonds: A Memoir by Beth Ditto
The list author says:
  "Non-fiction. Autobiography of the above singer. New out."
$17.04   Used & New from: $5.47
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Das Volle Programm
28.  Das Volle Programm by Maite Kelly
The list author says:
  "CD. Maite Kelly played Tracy in the German stage production of Hairspray. Now she's a recording artist. This album's promotional video, 'Maite Kelly das volle programm', awed me with glamor. I don't understand the words, but I think I get the message. I think she said, 'Less is not more; more is more.' The album's as great as the video led me to expect, full of catchy tunes and voluptuous sound."
Used & New from: $20.38

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Poetry In The Cellar
29.  Poetry In The Cellar by Russell Comedienne with Jimmy Carroll and his Miserable Five Anna
The list author says:
  "mp3 audio download. This is a parody of 1950s beat poetry. For something recorded in 1958, the second half is astonishingly size-liberationist. Fanfare Anna Russell! Good fun."
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Real Women Have Curves
30.  Real Women Have Curves DVD ~ George Lopez
The list author says:
  "DVD. A movie about a teenager growing up. Gentle, touching and heartwarming. And America Ferrara is excellent."
$5.14   Used & New from: $1.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)

Fat: The Owner's Manual
31.  Fat: The Owner's Manual by Ragen Chastain
The list author says:
  "Non-fiction. New out."
$13.18   Used & New from: $2.85
2.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Duet in diamonds;: The flamboyant saga of Lillian Russell and Diamond Jim Brady in America's gilded age,
32.  Duet in diamonds;: The flamboyant saga of Lillian Russell and Diamond Jim Brady in America's gilded age, by John Burke
The list author says:
  "Out of print, but this is a glorious vividly-written true biography of a gilded-age society circle in which it was impossible to be too rich or too fat. Lillian Russell and Diamond Jim Brady knew how to be opulent in style. Fascinating and readable non-fiction."
Used & New from: $9.84

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Zaftig: The Case for Curves
33.  Zaftig: The Case for Curves by Edward St Paige
The list author says:
  "Visual art. A coffee-table book with 100+ classic paintings of larger women. It's apparent that the larger female form has been adored by great artists throughout history."
Used & New from: $7.60
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Bodies out of Bounds: Fatness and Transgression
34.  Bodies out of Bounds: Fatness and Transgression by Jana Evans Braziel
The list author says:
  "Related reading. Non-fiction academic anthology. This suffers from academic incomprehensible language ('imbricated'). But there's a lot of conceptual meat in here... and the phrase 'Fat Studies'."
$26.92   Used & New from: $4.50
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

The Strange History of Suzanne LaFleshe: And Other Stories of Women and Fatness (The Women's Stories Project)
35.  The Strange History of Suzanne LaFleshe: And Other Stories of Women and Fatness (The Women's Stories Project) by Susan Koppelman
The list author says:
  "Fiction anthology. The intro. is a marvellous fat-lib manifesto, but the diverse stories are sometimes not feelgood. This has literary weight, huge bibliography and lit-academic utility. Invaluable."
$14.28   Used & New from: $0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Flesh: A Suzanne LaFleshe Mystery
36.  Flesh: A Suzanne LaFleshe Mystery by Hollis Seamon
The list author says:
  "Fiction. What I can tell you is that Hollis Seamon's title story in the above anthology is excellent. This author should be better known."
$19.63   Used & New from: $0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Such A Pretty Face
37.  Such A Pretty Face by Barbara Krasnoff
The list author says:
  "Fiction. Anthology of short stories in the fantasy genre. Size Activist editor. Each tale has a plus-sized heroine or hero, ranging from a mermaid to a fairy-tale princess. The stories are more thought-provoking rhan exciting, but this is fine fantasy."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Fat Girl in a Strange Land
38.  Fat Girl in a Strange Land by Barbara Krasnoff
The list author says:
  "Fiction anthology. In the genres of fantasy and science fiction."
$10.76   Used & New from: $3.89
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Big Girl Knits: 25 Big, Bold Projects Shaped for Real Women with Real Curves
39.  Big Girl Knits: 25 Big, Bold Projects Shaped for Real Women with Real Curves by Jillian Moreno
The list author says:
  "Plus-size knitting patterns. The best thing about amazon, I think, is that you can come across books on subjects that it hadn't occurred to you there'd be books about. Such as this one, perhaps."
Used & New from: $0.78
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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