- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury (2004)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B001G8WKWQ
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,993,233 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Fat Girl's Guide to Life Paperback – 2004
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As a big girl battling bulmia, the duplicity of this book actually "triggered" my disordered thinking more than any fashion magazine, which says a lot considering that fashion magazines certainly do so.
Wendy is on the right track, but she wrote this book too early in her recovery from her deep self hatred. If she'd given herself another year or two, she could have come out with a much less confused, ambiguous book, and her wit, intelligence and beauty would have produced a fantastic piece of literature. This isn't it. I hope she'll give it another shot when she can say in all honesty that she fully ascribes to the concept that Fat women are as beautiful as supermodels in a different way, Fat women are sexy, Fat women deserve good AND hunky lovers, Fat women can be fit, Fat women aren't slovenly, and they don't have to confine the bounty of their bodies with foundation undergarments.
Try again Wendy. I'm rooting for you.
While reading I was continually surprised at how Shanker manages to curtail popular ideologies including avoiding the ineffective diet regimes of Weight Watchers along with the commonplace practice of counting calories. Most surprising though was her unsatisfactory experiences of her month-long stay at the highly esteemed Duke Diet & Fitness Center. I have heard much about Duke's reputation but Shanker paints a very different picture of Duke being slow to adopt to new exercise programs and having futile support systems. Her tidbit of frequently seeing a pizza delivery van outside the center's hotel made me chuckle.
Throughout her book Shanker sidesteps the stereotype of an overweight person: she's healthy, beautiful, socially active, has a successful career, and is intelligent. She is also feisty and her personality shines through in her book. THE FAT GIRL'S GUIDE TO LIFE is at the same time serious and insightful, funny and original. Highly recommended.
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This book changed my life. This book might have saved my life. I think every woman in the US should read this book & so should the people that love them.Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
Stumbled upon your book while waiting at the library and now I can't put it down!
Not finished yet but I hope someone has told you about the wonderful books by Dr Fuhrman and... Read more
I have been searching for a way to balance eating what I like and losing weight. Wendy Shanker showed me how to balance eating what I like and loving myself the way God made me.Published on August 20, 2014 by Jrw
This has got to be the funniest and empowering fat girls book I have ever read. I was really laughing out loud while reading this. If you are thinking of getting this book DO IT!! Read morePublished on October 26, 2013 by Vicey
I bought this book because I have seen a lot of blogs mention it and rave about how good it was. I did enjoy reading it, but I didn't really get anything else out of the book... Read morePublished on June 3, 2013 by Emily
Very nice book made me laugh and I could relate to a lot of things said there. Easy reading and enjoyable! I really recomend this book to everyone :)Published on May 2, 2013 by Margrét Alda Karlsdóttir
This book is well written and hilarious. Wendy Shanker did a wonderful job. there wasn't a page in this book that i did not either understand or didn't experience in my life and... Read morePublished on August 15, 2012 by Michelle Li Vigni
First: Anyone interested enough to check out this book and read my review might also be interested in visiting the Council on Size and Weight Discrimination. Read morePublished on June 23, 2012 by Laura Kent