From the star of TLC's My Big Fat Fabulous Life and the YouTube sensation "A Fat Girl Dancing" comes an empowering memoir about letting go of your limitations and living the life you deserve. Right now.
Whitney Way Thore stands five feet two inches tall and weighs well over 300 pounds, and she is totally, completely, and truly...happy. But she wasn't always the vivacious, confident woman you see on TV. Growing up as a dancer, Whitney felt the pressure to be thin, a desire that grew into an obsession as she got older. From developing an eating disorder as a teenager to extreme weight gain in college to her ongoing struggle with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), Whitney reveals her fight to overcome the darkest moments in her life. She holds nothing back, opening up about the depths of her depression as well as her resilience in the face of constant harassment and mistreatment. Now Whitney is on top of the world and taking no BS (body shame, of course). And she's sharing the steps she took to get there and the powerful message behind her successful No Body Shame campaign. She even reveals her favorite F word (it's probably not what you think), the thrill of doing it with the lights on, and the story behind the "Fat Girl Dancing" video that started it all.
Exuberant and utterly honest, I Do It with the Lights On is the inspiring story of how Whitney finally discovered her fabulousness when she stepped off the scale and into her life, embracing herself unconditionally - body, heart, and soul.
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“Whitney’s story is one of radical vulnerability. She is a vibrant example of what it means to choose confidence when insecurity beckons from every corner. She is cool, funny, and shameless - in the best possible way." (Kelsey Miller, author of Big Girl: How I Gave Up Dieting & Got a Life)
“Soaring above expectations, I Do It with the Lights On delves into the complicated relationship between a woman and her body. With her trademark charisma, Whitney emerges triumphant, plucking from the mire some of the most important realizations one can hope to have. If you have a body, this memoir is a must-read." (Linda Bacon, PhD)
Great story and well preformed. Whitney is a very intelligent woman. I found myself smiling many times, and even got teary eyes once or twice. I've recommended this book to many women in my life already. Hell, men should read it too!
Relatable and makes you question beauty standards and think critically! I recommend it for anyone. feminism and body positivity intersect in a humerous and true life story.
Love Whitney and the message she is putting out there! A great read for anybody who has let other people's perceptions affect their life negatively in any way. I really liked that Whitney narrated the story herself, rather than a professional narrator. I am thankful for her raw honesty and unapologetic live for herself. I am so glad that I decided to listen to this one...am sure I will listen to it again!
It was reassuring and validating knowing that someone else out there that had a very similar experience with their weight and health issues is ok mentally and physically. I really have to thank Whitney for saying a lot of things that I have been thinking for years. (Example: the BMI issue) and she helped me realize that it doesn't matter what society thinks of my size. I'm attractive no matter what ❤️
I love books read by the author. And I found her story typical of so many of us. Kudos, Whitney, for learning to accept yourself. Many people of various sizes could benefit from your insight.
I've never followed Whitney's show, but a good friend suggested this book to me and I loved it! It gets into the meat of what overweight women deal with and think about on a daily basis. I have recommended to a friend and I'm sure I'll be listening to it again!
What a refreshing new view on being accepting of self and others no matter what size we are. We are all of value no matter what kind of label society slaps on us. None it it matters... what does matter is how we love on and value ourselves. And I'll be darned...I realized through listening to this book that I am in fact, a feminist! Who knew?!
I loved this audio book. It was very funny and honest and I couldn't wait to listen everyday on my way to work!. I had never really heard Whitney before, I knew she had a show and I followed her on instagram. After listening to this book I have a lot of respect and admiration for her for sharing some very painful experiences. I have struggled with my weight my entire life, lost 100lbs, gained it all back. It was nice to hear someone that understands what that is like. I went through many of the. same things. I especially appreciated the feminist chapter.! (power to the purse)Whitney, thank you for being the voice of so many women who are hurting everyday with their body image. I can't wait for your next book!
"Brilliant, I am going to listsn to it again!!"
Fantastic, very insightful. Having it read by Whitney was even better. The first audio book I intend to listen to again and again. Such an inspiration xx
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