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The Unapologetic Fat Girl's Guide to Exercise and Other Incendiary Acts Paperback – December 26, 2012
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About the Author
HANNE BLANK is a lifelong fat girl and movement coach who has a devoted (but not monogamous) relationship with her elliptical machine. A writer and historian, she is the author of six books including Big Big Love: A Sex and Relationships Guide for People of Size (and Those Who Love Them) and has taught at Brandeis and Tufts universities. She divides her time between north central Massachusetts and Atlanta, Georgia.
Top Customer Reviews
The book is very well written; it's lively, witty, and fun to read. It's also well-structured and very accessible. Blank's bluntness about the plight of plus size people (and anyone else who doesn't fit the mold of young, slim, and athletic) and how it can affect their body practice psychologically is refreshing, to say the least. She put many of my emotions that I previously couldn't find expression for into words, clear cut and simple. I found this aspect of the book to be inspiring and encouraging...simply knowing that you're not alone in your fear and doubts is so important to getting through any complicated emotions. I particularly like her statement that you do NOT exist to decorate the world for others, which is something that holds many of us (women in particular) back from living freely, fully, and in the moment. I also liked the inclusion of a resource guide, although I didn't find it quite as helpful as I had hoped.
With all that said, I was really hoping for more practical guidance. She does include some, but it seemed to me the bulk of the book centered around encouraging you to get out there and just do it, rather than telling you HOW to do it. Most of the practical advice she does give centers around the gym. Since I don't use gyms (partially for emotional/psychological reasons addressed in the book, but also in large part because of an array of more practical concerns), I didn't get much out of it on that end of things. I was really hoping for more outside-of-the-box suggestions and practical guidance.Read more ›
This book gave me a whole new language and perspective to think and act on incorporating movement and fitness into my life. It reminded me that I can and should have a "body practice" just because it makes me feel awesome, and that changing my size doesn't have to have anything to do with it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was not very informative or entertaining to me. If she ware the first and only fat girl in the whole world, as she apparently assumes, this may have been interesting. Read morePublished 2 months ago by audra71
The author covers just about every obstacle to exercise and and every resource you could ever need to start a body movement practice.Published 3 months ago by Emrai
Being a fat girl, I needed an exercise and diet guide that didn't pacify me and my weight, but instead got into my face, said I was fat, and to lose weight fattie. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Kelly L.
I just read this book and I REALLY like it. I'm not super-overweight but I'm very self-conscious about how I look, especially when exercising. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Susan C. McConnell
Interesting info. I am still reading but I like her writing style and she is knowledgeable.Published 12 months ago by SLKP
An excellent guide to the physical and mental aspects of exercise....for everyone. But, the bets thing about the book is its strong, unapologetic voice!Published 18 months ago by Sarah Hentges
I found it boring and not very relevant. did not finished it. nothing wrong with the writing, it is just a matter of preference.Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer-Okierican/Boriokie
This author gave me the courage to get out there and improve my health by exercising, and to heck with anyone who might disapprove of a woman of size daring to exercise along with... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Janet Neubaum
This was an ok book. I thought the writer had a lot of negativity for people who even complimented a fat girl for working out or losing weight. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Brandy