The (Other) F Word: A Celebration of the Fat and Fierce
Reviewed by: Jessica I
Nonfiction , Reviews , Young Adult
Title: The (Other) F Word: A Celebration of the Fat and Fierce
By: Angie Manfredi (editor)
Call #: YA 306.4613 Other
This book is like a body positive dinner party your lovely fat self is invited to attend (and with any fat allies you wish to bring as your plus one). Expect laughs, advice, vulnerability, art and a lot of new mentor friends by the end of the night. Come as you are. Leave any negative self talk at the door. Get ready to feel seen and heard. Editor Manfredi is the host, and she’s assembled quite the guest list (of diverse, fat, body positive advocates and writers). Kick off your shoes, grab your drink of choice and curl up on the couch with this book collection of fabulous personal essays, poems, advice pieces, illustrated work and more.
Stand out pieces include “Body Sovereignty: This Fat Trans Flesh is Mine” (Alex Gino), “Chubby City Indian” (Jana Schmieding), “Fat, And” (S.Qiouyi Lu), “The 5 Things You Need to Start Your Very Own Rad Fat Babe Revolution” (Virgie Tovar), “For the Love of Ursula’s Revenge Body” (Julie Murphy) and “Fat and Thriving” (Isabel Quintero).
A great read for teens and adults!