Fat Girl Walking: Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in Your Skin...Every Inch of It

Fat Girl Walking: Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in Your Skin...Every Inch of It

by Brittany Gibbons


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062343048
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/08/2016
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 475,801
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Brittany Gibbons writes the blog Brittanyherself.com and is the curator of the Facebook group The Curvy Girl Guide, a plus-size model, and a nationally recognized body image advocate. She is also a mother of three and lives with her family and adoring husband in Ohio.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 I Was Born a Poor Fat Child 5

2 Honestly, I Didn't Have a Chance 15

3 Finding Your Tribe and Other Assholey Feel Good Expressions Your Parents Push On You 29

4 Secret Girlfriend 47

5 My Andy Gibbons 63

6 College, I Don't Know Why I'm Here, Either? 73

7 Adorably Mental 85

8 Girl on Girl Interupted 97

9 Going to the Chapel 109

10 The Life & Death of Procreation and All tThe Gross Shit in Between 121

11 The 4th Trimester (The Worst Trimester) 137

12 Daughters: The Ultimate Mind Fuck 149

13 Last Cake Ever 163

14 How to Be Professionally Fat on the Internet 171

15 The Ted Talk 193

16 Sex With Fat Girls 199

17 The Emails 209

18 Women, We're Ruining Everything 221

Afterword 229

Acknowledgments 231

About The Author 233

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