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Publisher's Summary

Dear person considering Fat Girl Walking,

First of all, thanks for reading about my first audiobook. I hope you buy it - and not just because each purchase gets me one step closer to buying the leather pants of my dreams.

I hope you buy Fat Girl Walking because I want to start a conversation. Or continue a conversation, one I inadvertently started a while ago when I took my clothes off on a stage in front of 700 people. A lot of people thought I was awesome for doing that. A lot of others thought a size 18 woman had absolutely no business showing off her body. Unfortunately for them, I've made it my personal mission to destroy the ridiculous myth that every woman who is overweight hates her body and herself. I, Brittany Gibbons, and the Curvy Girls I speak to every day on the Internet, beg to differ. We love our bodies. We love fashion. We are in loving relationships, having lots of sex. We aren't just a fetish, we're normal women. Sure, sometimes we doubt ourselves, we're not robots, but not anymore than EVERY OTHER WOMAN ON THE PLANET. See, Fat Girls aren't freaks of nature. We're just like you. Maybe we are you.

Fat Girl Walking is a collection of stories from my life, my thoughts about the issues that I have faced as a woman, wife, mom, daughter, daughter-in-law, and Internet personality in regards to my weight. I have tried to be as honest as I possibly could - apologies in advance to my husband and parents, but hopefully any discomfort you feel is quickly replaced by laughter. The insecure texts to my husband and summer camp hijinks are hilarious if I do say so myself. And I also ask some tough questions, things like "What if my husband weighs less than I do?" and "Is my body hate ruining my daughter's life?"

Listen to Fat Girl Walking and let's start having these conversations. No pressure, but we may just save all of womankind.

Love,
Brittany

©2015 Brittany Gibbons (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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One Woman's Body; One Woman's Story

This book is a must read for any person on their journey to loving their own body. Though it's Brittany's personal story there are many relatable pieces. I appreciate pioneers in the whole body acceptance movement. Brittany admits that there is still work for herself and the world, but we've come a long way.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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fucking amazing

Brittany made me gasp with horror, cry with sympathy, and laugh out loud because I could so relate to it all. if you have ever been fat, had issues with food, struggled with depression and anxiety, been a mom, or just in general been alive and are not a super model..... it's a must read.

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unexpected inspiration

Having never heard of Brittany Gibson prior to purchasing this book, I didn't know what to expect when plunging into this gem. After the first chapter I was in love. She is absolutely hilarious and very inspiring. It's comforting to hear a story of someone else who has had a "real" life, Not only dealing with body image issues but also mental illness and family issues , poverty, and a strange sense of humor. I want to be best friends with Brittany Gibson!

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For the plus size girl and the girl who hates herself

I loved this book. I laughed so hard while listening to this book and finished the book wanting more! It's for every girl who has felt fat, been called fat, or just felt miserable in their own skin. Gibbons' book makes you rethink how you look at yourself and realize we're all beautiful and worthy of love.

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Incredible!

What an inspiring book! I laughed and cried. I've now made it my mission to end body shaming! Thanks so much Brittany!

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A funny escape

Where does Fat Girl Walking rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book ranks in the top ten.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Fat Girl Walking?

The day Adam and Brittany met in from of her house after he wrecked his car.

Which scene was your favorite?

I laughed out loud several times during the chapters that Brittany speaks of having sex with her husband for a year.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely

Any additional comments?

Brittany is totally relatable and very down to earth.

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Brittany is herself

I've been a distant follower for a number of years now. Am extremely pleased with this book.

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Inspiring!

Never in life have I felt so awesome for being a fat girl! I loved every minute of this storytelling!

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Tries Too Hard

I really wanted to love this book and after deciding to buy it after reading all the rest reviews I was hoping it’d be just the book I needed. I felt that the narrator almost does a disservice to the writer of the book in that her tone throughout the whole storytelling of the book makes the author seem ingenue and overly sarcastic. The book was relatable, but not until almost the end. You have to sift through a lot of personal narrative before you even get to the point of the book. Maybe I would have felt different or related more to the author if I had read the book instead of having it read to me, but hearing the narrator’s voice almost made me not want to keep going with the book because I felt so disconnected to the author when I wanted nothing more than to like her and relate to her.

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too funny

loved book except for 1 chapter that was a back and forth txts between husband.