Friday, 8 February 2019

Review: Landwhale by Jes Baker

By the author of Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls and a heroine of the body positivity movement, an intimate, gutsy memoir about being a fat woman
Jes Baker burst onto the body positivity scene when she created her own ads mocking Abercrombie & Fitch for discriminating against all body types--a move that landed her on the Today Show and garnered a loyal following for her raw, honest, and attitude-filled blog missives.
Building on the manifesta power of Things, this memoir goes deeply into Jes's inner life, from growing up a fat girl to dating while fat. With material that will have readers laughing and crying along with Jes's experience, this new book is a natural fit with her irreverent, open-book style.
A deeply personal take, Landwhale is a glimpse at life as a fat woman today, but it's also a reflection of the unforgiving ways our culture still treats fatness, all with Jes's biting voice as the guide.


Review: I absolutely loved Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls when I listened to it and so I had the audiobook of this one on hold at my library for quite some time. I absolutely loved this one, possibly more than the last and both of them got my attention because of their brutal honesty. 

Now I love a memoir but what  changes me from just liking and enjoying a memoir into loving it id definitely just how honest the writer is with me and Jes Baker is brutally honest. She tackles the things that a lot of other people won't talk about especially things they won't talk about when it comes to fat women. 

This book is definitely not for the faint hearted, it covers things like sex, dieting, aeroplane bathrooms and what all of those things mean when you are fat. It covers body image and relationships and going into relationships or sticking with bad relationships because you think you don't deserve anything better. 

I love doing these type of books on audio because I feel like I am just having a chat with a friend, that Jes is sitting and chatting to me about things I can relate to. I loved her previous book and I loved this one even more. I thoroughly recommend this one even if you only have the slightest interest in body positivity-this will definitely feel that. 

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