Fat Girl Walking is pretty good and worth the read. I am not a big memoir person, but I thought that this was up my alley so I decided to pick it up. And well I wasn't disappointed. Now don't think that just because of the title that this book isn't for everyone. Because, it is! If you’re fat or skinny this book is full of stories about Brittany Gibbons life. Her trials and goals, and more. This book is about learning to find confidence in yourself regardless of how you look. Embrace your body and make changes in a healthy way. Don’t become a bulimic and don't starve yourself…no matter what other people think.
The cover to this is so fun and much of the stories she tells are laugh out loud hilarious! So be warned, I know I was sitting on the bed at like almost midnight when I started reading this and I snorted out loud a few times. LOL
The author says in this book that she has only been skinny 4 times in her life. Now I have only been skinny once, and that was when I went back to high school skipped lunch to pick up extra classes and was running up and down 7 flights of stairs 5 days a week. There is more to life than being skinny. It’s better to be healthy. This book couldn't have been better unless there would have been some food added to it, LOL.
This book was so good and has such a great theme. And I’ll leave you with what the author says, which I total agree with.
Real Men Love Curves
Only Dogs Want Bones
A Woman Without Curves Is Like Jeans Without Pockets You Don’t Know Where To Put Your Hands
So go ahead look at yourself in the mirror and love what you see!
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.
Brittany Gibbons has been a plus size her whole life. But instead of hiding herself in the shadows of thinner women, Brittany became a wildly popular blogger and national spokesmodel—known for stripping on stage at TedX and standing in Times Square in a bikini on national television, and making skinny people everywhere uncomfortable.
Talking honestly about size and body image on her popular blog, brittanyherself.com, she has ignited a national conversation. Now in her first book, she shares hilarious and painfully true stories about her life as a weird overweight girl growing up in rural Ohio, struggling with dating and relationships, giving the middle finger to dieting, finding love with a man smaller than her, accidentally having three kids, and figuring out the secret to loving her curves and becoming a nationally recognized body image advocate. And there’s sex, lots of it!
Fat Girl Walking isn’t a diet book. It isn’t one of those former fat people memoirs about how someone battled, and won, in the fight against fat. Brittany doesn’t lose all the weight and reveal the happy, skinny girl that’s been hiding inside her. Instead, she reminds us that being chubby doesn’t mean you’ll end up alone, unhappy, or the subject of a cable medical show. What’s important is learning to love your shape. With her infectious humor and soul-baring honesty, Fat Girl Walking reveals a life full of the same heartbreak, joy, oddity, awkwardness, and wonder as anyone else’s. Just with better snacks.