Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls

A Handbook for Unapologetic Living
Narrated by: Jes M. Baker
Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
Categories: Nonfiction, Gender Issues
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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 M. 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 one of the most progressive and life-changing revolutions in the world.

©2015 Jes M. Baker (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Yes, Yes, Yes!

For the first time, someone has said everything that I have thought or felt. No, I don't want to wear black every chance I get with a "pop of color" so I don't completely disappear into the woodwork. No, I don't want to cover my arms in the 100 degree heat. No, I don't want to listen to you complain about how miserable and fat you are every day of the week when you're 120 lbs soaking wet I am fat and NEVER complain about my weight. No, I don't want to go to Target and shop in the "Pluternity Overflow" department. No, I don't live solely to make everyone around me happy and guess what? I'm pretty god damn fine with that. Thank you, Jes. You're a badass and I appreciate you taking the stand that few of us could. I'm happy with who I am, fat and all. Fuck the haters.

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actually for everyone

this book is for anyone who's ever been told that they have to change their body to be worthy and have a voice, including men, women, the fat, the thin, anyone who has been shamed for their body, including if you've been told you need to eat a burger. this is an excellent thought piece, full of compassion, humour and bad words. enjoy!

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I really needed this.

I really needed this book. I was sad when I got to the end. I just might read it again. Jes Baker is inspiring and eye opening and fun. I have a new.... better attitude. I have a new found love and appreciation for my body, just as it is. I want to take good care of my body because I love it! Not because I hate it and want to change it. This moment is my life. I don't have to wait until I reach my goal wait to start living my life. This is it. I'm living it now. I'm enjoying it NOW. Fat, thin, average, male or female, this is a good read.

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Loved it!

I really enjoyed this book. Chock-full of body-positive, woman-positive wisdom. Fun to listen to, but I ended up ordering a used copy of the book because Jes shares so many resources that I really wanted them in black and white. Plus I will go back and read short snippets when I need a good dose of positivity. Highly recommended if you want to feel good about your body and your life NOW.

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Very empowering!

If you have a body, or love someone with a body, read this. Loved it.

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A must read/Listen

A book for every woman or man who has doubted, belittled, or been ashamed of their body. Jes will help you take back your power and find your voice.

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  • 03-11-16

Taking Body Love to a Different Level

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I have actually recommended it. Especially to my friends (who like me) are in recovery.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The second chapter particularly hit a nerve, actually living your life now and not waiting for some particular event to start living.

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save time. buy the book.

this was really wordy. I felt like it was a lot of lists and she reads fairly slowly. Not really a book that I would ever listen to again. If i had bought a physical copy I am sure that I would use it at some point as a reference. but unfortunately this was not a book that I can say was worth the time to listen to. The information wasnt life changing. but it was interesting enough that I kept going. after a while though I got annoyed with the way the author writes.

If you want to read this I would only recommend a physical copy.

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You are loved

The messages that Jes Baker delivers on this book are truly needed to be heard by everyone; self-love is needed by everyone. One small complaint is that the sidebars are read at the exact location they would be found in the book - cutting into the flow of material.

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Fantastic!

I realized how much listening to body positive people helps my heart. Excellent book and worth the read (or listen).

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  • mims
  • 01-08-16

A brilliant book

Would you listen to Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls again? Why?

Yes, it's funny, thought provoking and refreshing. I loved it.

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A book that I feel is life changing- for me at least!

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  • Ann D
  • 11-04-15

Good stuff! Not just for plus size girls!

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

It made me feel good.

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This is intelligent, well written and inspiring. A thought provoking, feel good read, with sound psychology and valid political points.

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  • Heather Shaw
  • 07-02-18

One Happy Fat Girl

This is a great book, honest, passionate and fierce. I've followed Jes on Social Media for a long time and only recently read this and it is amazing. Highly recommended wherever you are on your journey to self love and acceptance.

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  • Batwench
  • 11-25-17

Not just for fat girls.

This is a book which, although may have a target audience in the title, every’body’ should read it. Jes doesn’t hold back and the world could use more people like her. Since it is narrated by the author the words have belief and sincerity in them.

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  • Shaikha
  • 11-29-16

Fun

It was fun hearing this book but I disagreed with some points. I liked the way the writer was reading her book.

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  • Katie
  • 01-13-18

Not unique, but a good intro for newbies to body positivity

I found it a little dull to listen to and at times, it came across as a little one sided and pretentious.

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  • Katie Barrett
  • 05-11-18

Some parts were good, delivery no so much

Really looked forward to this book. Had started the physical copy but never got around to reading it. Unfortunately I found the narrator hard to listen to, and often found my mind wandering and would have no idea what she was talking about. There is a lot of fluff talking in this book. Some sections were great - Jes' knowledge of mental health and how that ties into self love is great. But she goes on and on about things that would have much more impact if she said them succinctly. Glad I read it. Wouldn't likely read again as a whole.