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Books of interest for plus size women covering weight issues like self esteem and body image. Some fiction thrown in for fun.
200 Ways to Love The Body You Have Review
Women have always had a peculiar relationship with their bodies. Peculiar in the sense they are taught from an early age to obsess about it. From early pintails and bobby socks to low-rise jeans and demi bras.
Author Q & A with Lynne Murray
Real life is full of big beautiful heroines, but so often in books and movies the big girl is the sidekick, or worse yet every story about a large woman has to revolve around her weight. I want to shine the spotlight on some life-sized women and show that we can have adventures,
Big Fat Lies (Updated Edition) Review
What if being overweight could be healthy? Apparently, it´s not the pipe dream the majority of the world and researchers would like us to think. In Big Fat Lies, Glenn Gaesser unlocks the myths about obesity
Cunt : a declaration of independence Review
When "Cunt" first came out and Inga would find herself in social settings accosted by "So, what do you do?" questions, how she´d answer would ...
Curvy Confident Chic Ebook Review
"Keeping it Curvy Confident Chic: An introduction into the beautiful world of plus size fashion." The 51 page eBook retails for $9.99 (but Large and Lovely readers can get it for $6.99 through link below).
Farther Than I Meant to Go Review
Charmayne Ellis is a thirty-six year old professional woman who works as a bank president. She has her own house and her own savings. In her spare time she hangs out with her good friends Lynette and Ebony (who don't like one another). Her Mother and sister Dayna may constantly
Fat Girl : A True Story Review
"Fat Girl" is about Moore's childhood. Low self esteem ruled her life because of her abusive mother and grandmother. Days that were suppose to be filled
Fat! So? Review
Fat!So? has been one of the bibles for fat acceptance for a number of years. It shows no sign of waning. Marilyn started the zine after her boyfriend said
First Date -- Short Story
Follow along as Margo musters the nerve to ask out David on a first date.
Fulk the Reluctant Review
Fulk de Galliard is a giant among men both in stature and of honor. He loves his family and his horse. His downfall is his burning temper. A temper so strong he accidentally killed his older brother.
Getting Over It Review
Twenty-six year old Helen Gayle Bradshaw leads a fairly normal life for a young British girl. She shares a flat with a guy she has adored since forever and her equally adoring cat (as adoring as a cat can be), Fatboy. She´s in a long term relationship. She´s an assistant for an editor from hell (but
How to Lose Your Ass & Regain Your Life Review
There's all this talk going back and forth about Kirstie Alley right now. Whether she's a positive or negative influence for large women depends
Interview with Lara Frater, a Fat Chick
Lara Frater is the author of Fat Chicks Rule! (June 2005), "the only book on how to live the big girl´s life with style and flair." Lara and her husband live in
Life is Not a Dress Size Review
Rita Farro worked with what she affectionately calls "gifted" women (or women any size over 10) for over a decade; first as a fabric store owner, then as a workshop presenter.
Live Large Review
Although this book was first written almost ten years ago it is still relevant to today´s lush woman. In the introduction Erdman says "Live Large! brings a positive voice into your life and helps that voice to become your own."
My Mom is FAT Review
My Mom is Fat is twenty pages (not including credits etc) and would be suitable for "pre-k through second grade, but many people of all ages can completely relate to this book."
New Kate Harding Book
Kate Harding has been incredibly vocal in what is being called the fat movement both in her blog and by appearing nationally on news outlets when the need arises. She has a huge following of supporters
Nigella Lawson Biography Review
Domestic goddess Nigella Lawson had a slow rise to the top. The first time she came to North America she wasn't even acknowledged. When everyone fell in love Jamie Oliver she tried again. And she stuck like a good toffee.
Operation Beautiful Book Review
Like most women Caitlin Boyle, a writer and blogger from Orlando Florida, beat herself up emotionally about her physical attributes. But she did something the average woman doesn't do -- create a "campaign to recognize the true beauty within every woman.". When she initially started Operation...
Real Gorgeous Review
Real Gorgeous is about body shapes, body parts, exercise, plastic surgery, fashion, dieting, advertising, modelling, eating disorders, responding to the body police
Books that are found but not necessarily read. Or maybe a review was not written. Direct links to Amazon.
Revolting Bodies : The Struggle to Redefine Fat Identity Review
It is a serious look into the history and politics surrounding fat and the people attached to it. Through a series of chapters which read like short essays, LeBesco delves into the world of fat from a different perspective.
The Fat Girl's Guide to Life Review
Shanker's book is not what I'd call a step by step guide but a "get real" guide. It's time to admit you're "Fat" and then get on with it…Life.
The Full Body Project Review
The Shekhina Project was considered controversial because of the way the photographer combined feminine nudity with traditional Jewish male garments. I won't be surprised if his new book, a collection of photos of naked plus size women,
The Woman's Belly Book : Finding Your Treasure Within Review
According to the author Lisa Sarasohn, "this book is about valuing your body and yourself." Lisa has twenty plus years experience
Waking Beauty Review
One morning she wakes up and her body has been transformed by we don´t know what and we never find out. She´s now taller, slimmer, blonder...well more like Gwyneth Paltrow with bigger breasts.
Where Fat Girls Haven't Gone Review
Staci Backauskas is a motivational speaker and writer with seven books under her belt. Where Fat Girls Haven´t Gone (WFGHG) is a fictional story spanning four years in the lives of two young women living in New York
Woman : An Intimate Geography Review
There's more to a woman than meets the eye. You would think that being a woman would put you at the top of the list of knowing about ourselves. That just isn't the case. There is a lot we don't know about ourselves. Some we just assume, others we just try not to think about.
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