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  • Two Whole Cakes

  • How to Stop Dieting and Learn to Love Your Body
  • By: Lesley Kinzel
  • Narrated by: Heather Henderson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

In the age of The Biggest Loser and the "war on obesity", we’re pressured to conform to certain body standards at any cost. Sure, everyone should eat right and get exercise, but what if you do that and you still don’t fit into the clothes at the mall? In Two Whole Cakes, Fatshionista extraordinaire Lesley Kinzel tells stories, gives advice, and challenges stereotypes about being and feeling fat. Kinzel says no to diet fads and pills, shows by example how to stop hating your body, celebrates self-acceptance at any size, and urges you to finally accept the truth: Your body is not a tragedy!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Book About Being Fat and NOT Dieting

  • By Susie on 11-28-12

Delivers as promised

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-14-18

I gave this book a 5 star review with no question. I loved the experiences that were shared and could relate to so many of them. I've been the "big girl" all my life. This book made me question some things I do on a daily basis. Body acceptance is the hardest thing to get to but I am working on it every day.

  • I Do It with the Lights On

  • And 10 More Discoveries on the Road to a Blissfully Shame-Free Life
  • By: Whitney Way Thore
  • Narrated by: Whitney Way Thore
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 413

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You don't have to be fat to love this message!

  • By Zaney on 06-14-16

So many relatable experiences

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-18-16

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!

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  • If You Find Me

  • By: Emily Murdoch
  • Narrated by: Tai Sammons
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,498
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,834
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,823

Fourteen-year-old Carey and six-year-old Jenessa have lived in the woods with their mother for as long as they can remember. Now abandoned, they must fend for themselves - until they’re found by Carey’s father and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world of comfort. Carey desperately wants to believe in this new reality but is held back by loyalty to her mentally ill mother, who gave Carey her violin and taught her to play the music that helps her survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books I have ever listened to!

  • By Diane on 05-11-13

Great story!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-16

If you could sum up If You Find Me in three words, what would they be?

Beautifully written novel

What did you like best about this story?

The story line was great. I could not stop listening and would sit in my car until the chapter was over long after I pulled in my driveway!

What about Tai Sammons’s performance did you like?

I liked the different tones she used when reading the different characters.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me smile at certain parts, especially when she described the bond between Nessa and Shorty. The difficult parts to listen to were the abuse they endured but the way that Carrie handled them was inspiring and done with such bravery.