Lessons from a Salad Bar. I had to have the AC in my car worked on today so while the car was in the shop I went to a local salad bar to have. Book Review: “Lessons From the Fat-O-Sphere” by Kate Harding and Marianne Kirby I picked it up at Barnes and Nobles, in the Diet section. But Harding and Kirby, the leading bloggers in the “fatosphere,” the online Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce.

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My Tumblr Feed http: Thanks Ros for a cogent debunking of the myths and moralism surrounding body size. May 13, Angela rated it liked it Shelves: She is the author of Asking For It: What if higher than average weight turns out to have neither much medical nor moral significance?

But Harding and Kirby, the leading bloggers in the “fatosphere,” the online community of the fat acceptance movement, have written a book to help readers achieve admiration for-or at least a truce with-their bodies.

Unapologetically Fat: Book Review: Lessons From the Fatosphere

Marianne Kirby is a writer, editor, and activist. Frrom only a weakness in the sense that they needed to be a little more upfront about it. Trash the diet and self-loathing and get on with your life.

This is not just a feminist book.

Notes From The Fatosphere: Lessons from a Salad Bar

It may take years to do, but its better than hating myself for the rest of my life for an arbitrary beauty standard”. About Marianne Kirby Marianne Kirby is a lessonns, editor, and activist. From quotes compiled on the blog Living fatosphwre. More than anything, “Lessons” is worth having, reading, and keeping because of the much-needed and strong feelings of camaraderie and acceptance that it provides.


This book is obviously revolutionary if you haven’t come across fat acceptance before.

Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere

Of course the grain of salt in that criticism is that not every book can be everything to everyone, and the writers were sharing their own experience as women.

It focuses more on anecdotes and is heavily biased towards female fat acceptance, which is both fair and not fair as women arguably bear the brunt of society’s obsession with weight loss and the stigma attached to fat bodies but being a fat man is far from stigma fr Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere is a book by two of the main voices in the fat acceptance blog movement. The vast majority of people are unable to lose weight and keep it off for more than five years, so why are we being continually told that it is our first duty as fat human beings to shed the weight?

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Two and a half months of diet and exercise and I lost 1 pound. The authors believe in “health at every size”-the idea that weight does not necessarily determine well-being and that exercise and eating healthfully are beneficial, regardless of whether they cause weight loss.

A Handbook for Unapologetic Living. Their fatospgere and major point is that diets don’t work. Were Paul Campos, Paul McAleer, or any of the other big men in FA pun intended asked for contribution, or did they just not want to participate?

For me, this book is confirming exactly what I’ve come to believe from my own experience. The 2 ladies go over all the reasons to give up dieting and wishing for feom body that you just don’t have. Major studies have shown that your body will do what it needs to do, meaning it will stay in the weight range it’s meant to be in, regardless of how much you yo-yo and push it to change.


From the leading bloggers in the fat-acceptance movement comes an empowering guide to body image- no matter what the fatospphere say.

My only criticism of the book is the consistent use of expletives. In the up-front and honest style that has become the trademark of their blogs, they share with readers twenty-seven lessoms to reframe notions of dieting and weight, including: The co-authors share their personal experiences, and they admit to still having doubts and bad days, just like everybody.

Ninety freakin I am crazy in love with this book. While I got down to a skinny weight, I ended up gaining it back plus more when I had thyroid surgery and my meds got out of whack. There’s powerful words on self-acceptance and confidence and not falling into that destructive pattern of assuming all your problems revolve around your weight this hit close to home, because I truly believed that losing weight would magically transform my entire personality and life and when it didn’t happen I felt TOTALLY RIPPED OFF and I really believe in the concept of health at any size, but a lot of the book is written in a really self-consciously irreverent, informal blog style that comes off as abrasive in print.

About Kate Harding Kate Harding is an accomplished writer. I’m all for liking one’s self at any size and working on one’s self-esteem and all of their suggestions make sense to me. People who are fat and awesome.