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  • Landwhale

  • By: Jes Baker
  • Narrated by: Jes Baker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
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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' inner life, from growing up a fat girl to dating while fat. With material that will have readers laughing and crying along with Jes' experience, this new book is a natural fit with her irreverent, open-book style.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • body positivity at its finest

  • By Amazon Customer on 12-05-18

Perfect dichotomous pitch

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Reviewed: 09-23-18

I began reading Landwhale relaxing in a bathtub. As I read I wept, I laughed, I wanted crawl out my skin and scream in celebration from the proverbial mountaintop. Jes’s narrative spoke to so many nuanced aspects of my life. I found listening to the book gave me a deeper appreciation for her uncanny wit and profoundly intentional scaffolding. Jes speaks to the inner workings of living in a fat body threaded with the life altering exhaustion that comes with living out loud on public forums for the sake of personal and social impact. She did a beautiful job of bridging intersectional analysis in ways that invited a more universal understanding of oppression. I cannot recommend This book enough. I hope those who live in more normative bodies choose to read it, they and the world will be better for it!