Scoot Over, Skinny: The Fat Nonfiction Anthology

Scoot Over Skinny The Fat Nonfiction Anthology As Americans are the fattest people on earth the fat the formerly fat those who feel fat and those who fear fat encompass just about all of us In this surprising collection of pieces almost half

  • Title: Scoot Over, Skinny: The Fat Nonfiction Anthology
  • Author: Donna Jarrell Sarah Fenske Lori Gottlieb Irvin D. Yalom Victor LaValle Stephen Kuusisto Anne Lamott David Sedaris
  • ISBN: 9780156030229
  • Page: 500
  • Format: Paperback
  • As Americans are the fattest people on earth, the fat, the formerly fat, those who feel fat, and those who fear fat encompass just about all of us In this surprising collection of pieces, almost half of which are original to this anthology, some of our most lively, provocative writers explore the many folds of fat that make up reality.From David Sedaris s hilarious assessAs Americans are the fattest people on earth, the fat, the formerly fat, those who feel fat, and those who fear fat encompass just about all of us In this surprising collection of pieces, almost half of which are original to this anthology, some of our most lively, provocative writers explore the many folds of fat that make up reality.From David Sedaris s hilarious assessment of his father s fat prejudices in A Shiner Like A Diamond to Anne Lamott s self prescribed cathartic weight loss remedies in Hunger , Pam Houston s rich literary panorama in Out of Habit I Start Apologizing, and psychiatrist Irving Yalom s deeply moving confrontation of his own biases in Fat Lady, each piece in its unique way deals with fat as a matter of fact.Sometimes funny, sometimes angry, often illuminating and always engaging, these writers make a new and compelling case for why we should make room for a bigger behind.

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    1. Despite a couple murderously cruel essays ("Big Game Hunters" and "Fat Like Him") this collection is exceptionally smart and touching.From "Fat Lady Nuding": "I remove every extraneous article of clothing and all accessories and submit myself to the doctor's scale, to the mechanical contraption that has been given the power to determine the quality of the relationship I have with my body." Brilliant.Meanwhile, Pam Houston's writing ("Out of Habit, I Start Apologizing") is just downright beautifu [...]

    2. i was really excited to read this book. i thought it would be essays by fat people about their experiences. the back of the book says: ese writers make a new and compelling case for why we should make room for a bigger behind while i didn't want or expect fat appreciation or even fat acceptance, i did think the essays would be about or reflect why fat people aren't third class citizens deserving of hate and derision. but unfortunately, almost all of the essays were fat negative. the first essay [...]

    3. A collection of nonfiction essays about being fat and the attendant issues: self-esteem, politics, health, sex, etc. I’m a comfortable fatty myself, and I picked it up warily, but I found it to be mostly a good read overall.Here’s what you need to know: in one of the earliest essays—I believe it’s Natalie Kusz’s “On Being Invisible”—the author recalls a group of women having a meal together and a thin woman declaring that she’d eaten too much, that her midsection was growing ou [...]

    4. Donna Jarrell's and Ira Sukrungruang's anthologies (they also have a fat fiction anthology) have become important to me. Fall of 2013 I taught from the fiction anthology as part of a Contemporary Fiction class. None of my students were even chubby, let alone fat, so the anthology meant little to them--at first. I found that some of them were so thin because they had obsessive parents. One young man's father was obese and constantly trying to work it off. Another your woman's mother was a persona [...]

    5. An incredibly disturbing book. The stories are filled with wisdom and strength, but also self depreciation and loathing. I was most disturbed by Irvin Yalom's piece, both because it exposes the prejudices inherent in a physician, but also because the hate and disgust he feels towards obese women is intense. Is it ok to use a patient to confront one's own demons? This book of essays left me uncomfortable.This is NOT a feel good book of stories about obese people having fulfilling lives. It is in [...]

    6. A collection fo storeis on being fat. Reading this I can identify with the self-loathing, the endless dieting, the diry looks and sharp comments, made supposedly for my own good. Fat people need to read this, because after having read it, we will treat our bodies a little more kindly. And skinny people need to read this, because they need to know how much ignorance about this hurts. Some parts sad, some parts enraging, but oh so hopeful

    7. I HATED THIS BOOK! I was so upset that I ended up ripping it up and throwing it in the trash. To make a long story short: I expected some inspiring stories from fellow "fatties" and I got fat hating, offensive crap!Read my blog for details: staceyyouarehere/

    8. This collection examines body image and the issue of obesity from an array of angles. There are anecdotes from those battling their weight, several people who have embraced their size, and even the “others”: average and small people who see being fat from an entirely different side. Several essays make up an engaging argument for and against gastric bypass surgery, which were my favorite set of pieces. “The Man Who Couldn’t Stop Eating” was a narrative journalism-style look at a man wi [...]

    9. This is hard to rate.It's not what I wanted it to be, but what it is may be important to many. I wanted a fat positive anthology, start to finish. This includes some of that, but that's not what it is- which is fair, as it's stories from various people who are or have been fat (mostly- there are a couple of stories that are not written from a fat POV) and not everyone has found their way to body acceptance and love. Some of the stories are wonderful (I particularly enjoyed Fat Lady Nuding at the [...]

    10. This is a collection of essays relating to the experiences and stories of individuals who are obese. Some of the essays I could have done without, but others are very compelling and enlightening. I believe it is relevant to those who are of a normal weight, as well. I found it helpful in that it brought to the surface prejudices and feelings that I thought about myself every day without even realizing it. It is a useful tool in identifying attitudes toward fat people in our society (and in ourse [...]

    11. Some of the stories in this book scream, "YEAH! FAT POWER!" Some are cautionary tales of being fat and the dangers it entails. Some are funny, some are sad, and some induce rage the likes of which I hadn't felt toward a book since Professor Umbridge.This book is a rarity among the fattie books. It shows fat FROM ALL SIDES. Positive, negative, the skinny bitches we hate, the skinny boys who settle for the fat chick at the end of the night because fat chicks'll do anyone (and be grateful for the c [...]

    12. I am just a few essays in and I can tell you this is going to be a fabulous read. I was expecting something funny about being a large woman in America but instead it is a series of essays about how we treat large people, how we feel about our bodies ( regardless of size) and how our bodies greatly determine our self worth. Definitely worth reading. *** just finished. It was so good, incredibly honest and open. Oh but I should warn you, this book examines the human body and how we view our bodies [...]

    13. Fat or not, one can still relate to the stories in this anthology. It tackles the topic of ~fatness in such a way how others would discuss anorexia, addiction, etc. For instance, there are stories about fat being invisible, fat being too visible, fat being hated, fat being rejected, fat being loved, and of course, fat being lived. Some of the stories were inspirational and funny, like "Queen of the Gym," whose author is a 200+pounder who goes to the gym daily and finds out she has become an insp [...]

    14. Varied collection of essays dealing with food and weight related issues. As would be expected, some are better than others. Lori Gottleib, author of Stick Figure, and Anne Lamott offer two of the better opines. In general, welcome attitudes in regards to society's inappropriate obsession with body size.

    15. I gained some insights from a few of these essays that will help me better understand some people in my life who are obese. A couple of essays were cruel and offensive to humanity, not just fat people. A couple were pretty funny--especially the one by David Sedaris. Read with curiosity about people and what makes them tick, this was interesting.

    16. Wow. This book evoked really powerful emotions from me- from insane laughter to sleep-depriving rage. I was particularly intrigued by reading the thoughts of individuals on the slimmer end of the spectrum reacting to those of us on the other end. I asked my very lanky greenbean boyfriend to read it. While I probably convinced him, I wish I could get other skinny folks to read it too.

    17. This was so incredibly boring and not at all what I expected. I liked the David Sedaris story and the stories about the gastic bypass patients and the girl who went to therapy in CA. Those were the types of stories I expected throughout the book unfortunately it just did not deliver for me.

    18. Collection of short stories that I originally bought because I knew one of the authors (Ira Sukrungruang) but found that I loved because of the sheer honesty.

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