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"YOU JUST NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT" And 19 Other Myths About Fat People

by | Read by Aubrey Gordon

Contemporary Culture • 7.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

Aubrey Gordan's clear, assertive performance gives power to her careful arguments against the shaming and social rejection of fat people in American culture. She's a former community organizer who sounds at home talking about issues involving conflict; the authority in her voice is respectful rather than belligerent. Listeners will be familiar with many of the 20 myths she discusses. From judgments about willpower and unhealthy choices to medical norms that say fatness is unhealthy, there is no shortage of blaming and institutional bias against fat people. The author's detailed takedown of these myths and her intelligent grasp of social dynamics make this an illuminating audiobook on how to reprogram our stereotypes about those who are visibly different from what we may believe to be "normal." T.W. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2023]

Digital Download • Beacon Press • 2023

DD ISBN 978-080700681-8 $24.00

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