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“Beyond Measure”, Frankel, Ellen
A touching, tender and at times funny account of a woman’s struggle for stature in a 4 foot 8½ inch tall body, Beyond Measure speaks to the heart of soul-breaking attempts to fit an arbitrary and elusive cultural ideal of physical perfection. Being short isn’t the problem, Ellen . . .
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“Big Girl: How I Gave Up Dieting and Got a Life”, Miller, Kelsey
BIG GIRL chronicles Kelsey's journey into self-loathing and disordered eating - and out of it. This is a memoir for anyone who's dealt with a distorted body image, food issues, or a dysfunctional family. It's for the late-bloomers and the not-yet-bloomed. It's for everyone who' . . .
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“Fat Girl Walking: Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in Your Skin…Every Inch of It”, Gibbons, Brittany
Told through a series of larger-than-life snapshots, a hilarious memoir in essays about love, sex, marriage, motherhood, bikinis, and loving your body, no matter what size you are from the acclaimed blogger and body image advocate.  Dey Street Books (2016)    Purchase book . . .
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“My Big Bottom Blessing ”, Cannon, T.
Review by ASDAH Member David Spero, RN: An inspiring and entertaining story of a fat Christian woman healing a lifetime of body hatred through faith. She overcomes a childhood of being shamed and sexually abused. Through years of struggle, she comes to realize that if, as she believes, . . .
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“READ MY HIPS: How I Learned to Love My Body, Ditch Dieting and Live Large”, Brittingham, Kim
Kim Brittingham struggled for years with her weight and body image before she learned how to love her self unconditionally, find her confidence, and fully enjoy her life.  In this unflinching, humorous, and uplifting memoir, she openly explores her complex relationships with food and dieting, . . .
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“Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman”, West, Lindy
Shrill is an uproarious memoir, a feminist rallying cry in a world that thinks gender politics are tedious and that women, especially feminists, can't be funny. Hachette Books (2017)   Purchase book . . .
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“Taking Up Space”, Thomas, Pattie
Taking Up Space is a sociological memoir about being fat and the physical, emotional and economic costs of trying to pass for thin in a culture that stigmatizes fat people. Pearlsong Press (2005)   Purchase book . . .
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