THE BOOK: THINGS NO ONE WILL TELL FAT GIRLS

Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls is a manifesto and call to arms for women of all sizes and ages. With smart and sassy eloquence, veteran blogger Jes Baker calls on women to be proud of their bodies, fight against fat-shaming, and embrace a body-positive worldview to change public perceptions and help women maintain mental health.

With the same straightforward tone that catapulted her to national attention when she wrote a public letter addressing the sexist comments of Abercrombie & Fitch's CEO, Jes shares personal experiences along with in-depth research in a way that is approachable, digestible, and empowering. Featuring notable guest authors, Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls is an invitation for all women to reject fat prejudice, learn to love their bodies, and join the most progressive, and life-changing revolution there is: the movement to change the world by loving their bodies.




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WHO IS THIS FOR? 

"If you are a person who has spent your entire life feeling horrible about your body and you think that self-hatred kinda sucks, this book is for you. If you’re interested in this totally bizarre concept called body love that you keep hearing about on Upworthy and BuzzFeed and you wanna know what it’s all about, this book is for you. 

If you’re intimidated by academic texts but still want to have a conversation about body love, this book is for you. If you feel the need to hold something that says you’re a valuable person (just as you are, right now) and reading websites just doesn’t cut it, this book is for you. If you need a refresher course on why loving your body is not only possible, but critical, this book is for you. 

If you’re a “fat” chick (who might be scared of that word) and is convinced that your body is bad and holding you back from living an amazing life, this book is for you. If you’re looking for a book that might offend your sensitivities at some point and has more italicized and capitalized words than you know what to do with . . . this book is SO for you.

If you are a person with a body who is tired of being shamed and told to shape up, slim down, camouflage, alter against your will, or make apologies for your body . . . THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU."


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Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls is available online at AmazonBarnes and Noble, Jet, Rakuten and yes, Walmart.



Praise:

"If only Things No One will tell Fat Girls were my bible 25 years ago, it would have surely saved me years of hating my body. This book is a must read for girls and women of all ages and sizes. I believe this book has to power to change the trajectory of self-loathing for countless females. Bless you, Jes Baker." -Ricki Lake
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"Thank you Jes Baker. Thank you from my daughter. Thank you from me. And thank you from every women who isn't yet strong enough to fight in this movement. Jes proudly stands up and takes the bullet for a generation of women fumbling with insecurities and body image. And she does it with equal parts fearlessness and facts. Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls is a cultural game changer. " -Brittany Gibbons, author of Fat Girl Walking

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"Fierce. Funny. Factual. Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls tackles our most deeply held beliefs about our bodies with razor sharp wit and an  unapologetic commitment that we all deserve to love these vessels we live in. Bravo for this piece of body liberation!"  -Sonya Renee Taylor Founder of The Body is Not an Apology

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"Baker has done it all: A fierce, funny, and rocking manifesto that applies solid science to challenge common body myths, exposes cultural health hypocrisies, and stays true to the politics of social justice. Things No One will tell Fat Girls will inspire you to find and flaunt your own brand of awesome." -Linda Bacon PhD author of HAES® and Body Respect 


11 comments

  1. DC is SO close to New York! Is there any chance you could squeeze us in before you go back home?

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  2. Any details on the Oxford stop yet? I couldn't find anything on Miami University's site.

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  3. I so SO wish you were coming to L.A. We need this more than anyone. It seems like there are no spaces for radical size activists in this big, spread out city, none that anyone wants to cultivate or support. There's plenty of support for diet and "health at any cost" culture. It's hard for size activism to find a foothold here. We need a wake-up call in a big way.

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    1. I've heard the same from lots of people. Check in with Meghan Tonjes, and Kellly Glover of Big Curvy Love... they're both in LA and might have suggestions!

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  4. CONGRATS ON YOUR BOOK! I hope you'll be able to make a stop in Minneapolis, MN! (Probably in the spring, tho! LOL)

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  5. New to the #BodyPositiveRevolution I did an internship with #Fattitude and was blessed to research and learn about all of the wonderful women making history in this great journey. I kept telling myself I want to get this this person's book or watch this person's show but found myself focusing on other things. Blessed, your book was gifted to me through my amazing internship and I was determined to read it. My whole life I have avoided self-help books but this Jes'ca is better than anything I could have imagined. It's literally like sitting on the couch having an honest and open conversation with you. I was at a chubby crossroad when I picked this book up, but now it is making me feel more and more secure in the decisions I've made and more confident about the road ahead. You totally rock.

    -KockyFatBitch

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