You Have the Right to Remain Fat by Virgie Tovar
Growing up as a fat girl, Virgie Tovar believed that her body was something to be fixed. But after two decades of dieting and constant guilt, she was over it—and gave herself the freedom to trust her own body again. Ever since, she’s been helping others to do the same.
Tovar is hungry for a world where bodies are valued equally, food is free from moral judgment, and you can jiggle through life with respect. In concise and candid language, she delves into unlearning fatphobia, dismantling sexist notions of fashion, and rejecting diet culture’s greatest lie: that fat people need to wait before beginning their best lives.
“Combines candid essays with cultural criticism that will embolden fat people to simply live.” —Bitch Magazine
"Eye-opening. . . . This short, accessible book packs a powerful message that will appeal to anyone eager to uncover and dispel cultural myths about beauty." —Publishers Weekly
"A manifesto for fat rights and freedom from the tyranny of diet, exercise, and body-image conformity." —Kirkus Reviews
"There is a lot of anger here, but there is also a lot of inspiration, and Tovar’s call to action for fat women to embrace their bodies as is will resonate.” —Booklist
“In this bold new book, Tovar eviscerates diet culture, proclaims the joyous possibilities of fatness, and shows us that liberation is possible.”—Sarai Walker, author of Dietland
“Fierce, passionate, and poignant, You Have the Right to Remain Fat will inspire you and ignite the revolution.”—Linda Bacon, author of Health at Every Size
“A fantastic book that is witty, warm, and wise.” —Charlotte Cooper, author of Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement
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