Fat Girl Walking

Fat Girl Walking

Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in your Skin-- Every Inch of It

Book - 2015
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"I hope you buy 'Fat Girl Walking' because I want to start a conversation. Or continue a conversation, one I inadvertently started a while ago when I took my clothes off on a stage in front of 700 people. A lot of people thought I was awesome for doing that. A lot of others thought a size 18 woman had absolutely no business showing off her body. Unfortunately for them, I've made it my personal mission on my blog, in social media, on television, and now in this amazing book you're holding, to destroy the ridiculous myth that every woman who is overweight hates her body and herself. ... 'Fat Girl Walking' is a collection of stories from my life, my thoughts about the issues that I have faced as a woman, wife, mom, daughter, daughter-in-law, and internet personality in regards to my weight."--Author on jacket.
Publisher: New York, NY : Dey Street Books, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062343031
0062343033
Branch Call Number: 921 GIBBONS, BRITTANY
Characteristics: vii, 231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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MelissaYAReader
May 11, 2017

Brittany Gibbon's biography is brilliant. I love how honest she is about being a big girl in a world that wants to put big girls down and shame them for not being model perfect. Her book is about learning to accept yourself and your body the way they are. These stories are inspiring and I hope they can help other women to be happy with themselves.

athompson10 Feb 23, 2016

More "smile" than "laugh out loud funny". Insightful.

LPL_KimberlyL Oct 14, 2015

This should be required reading for any person who has ever struggled with their body image, who has ever had a single moment of insecurity, or for those who just want to laugh really, really hard. I wasn't familiar with Brittany Gibbons until seeing her book on the shelves, but I am so glad she's under my radar now. She goes in to detail on what it is truly like to be a modern woman, without holding anything back. While her dialogue is hilarious in its honesty (reminiscent of Caitlin Moran!), her ultimate message is all about body confidence and empowerment. Read this book! Right now!

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TheresaAJ
Jul 13, 2015

The author shares her memories and life lessons from being a fat girl in today's society. Along the way she's married her high school sweetheart, had three children, blogged he way to a good income, modeled a bikini and posted the picture on the Internet, and done a TED talk about weight in America. The lessons she shares include -- "I realized that people are allowed to say whatever they want to me about my weight, but it's entirely up to me how much power I let those words have over me." and "The reality is that we're not all miserable unfulfilled losers, and we don't all have to be skinny." A "laughing through the pain" memoir from a funny author.

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bookpusher
May 31, 2015

Though I thought it would be funnier (as Brittany Gibbons is hilarious) I did enjoy her stories, felt her sadness and love her confidence! She's a beautiful woman inside & out!

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