On Sale Date: April 7, 2020
ISBN 9780008365042, 0008365040
Hardcover | 336 pages
“This book is a revelation! Sofie is frank, exacting, and riotous. You need this book. Your mom needs this book. Your best friend needs this book. Your pet raccoon needs this book. Everyone needs a dose of Happy Fat!” --Julie Murphy, New York Times bestsellign author of Dumplin'
I am a fat person and I love my body. I feel lucky to be able to say that—it has taken a lot of work and a lot of time. I want to tell you what I have learned and how I got here.
In Happy Fat, comedian Sofie Hagen shares how she removed fatphobic influences from her daily life and found self-acceptance in a world where judgement and discrimination are rife.
From shame and sex to airplane seats, love and getting stuck in public toilets, Sofie provides practical tips for readers—drawing wisdom from other Fat Liberation champions along the way.
Part memoir, part social commentary, Happy Fat is a funny, angry and impassioned look at how taking up space in a culture that is desperate to reduce you can be radical, emboldening and life-changing.