Fat Girl Walking: Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in Your Skin...Every Inch of It

Fat Girl Walking Sex Food Love and Being Comfortable in Your Skin Every Inch of It Dear person holding Fat Girl WalkingFirst of all thanks for picking up this copy of my first book I hope you buy it and not just because each purchase gets me one step closer to buying the leather pa

  • Title: Fat Girl Walking: Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in Your Skin...Every Inch of It
  • Author: Brittany Gibbons
  • ISBN: 9780062343031
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dear person holding Fat Girl WalkingFirst of all, thanks for picking up this copy of my first book 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 clDear person holding Fat Girl WalkingFirst of all, thanks for picking up this copy of my first book 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 on my blog, in social media, on television, and now in this amazing book you re holding, 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 any 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 Read Fat Girl Walking and let s start having these conversations No pressure, but we may just save all of womankind.Love,Brittany

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    1. I really wanted to like this book. Almost every review I looked at rated it five stars and said it was life-changing. Recently, I have gotten very discouraged by my weight and how I look in clothes. I hoped this book would make me look at myself differently. It didn't. I don't understand how the title of the book is about being comfortable in your own skin through almost the entire book, Brittany is uncomfortable in her own skin. Sure, she strips to her bikini in front of the masses a few times [...]

    2. If I could give this negative stars, I absolutely would. This is one of the worst books ever published. I saw this book in the news and was on the fence about giving it a try. I looked it up on and one very hateful review against plus size women (that has since been taken down) spurred me to purchase this book. And what a mistake and waste of money it was! I have never read her blog or heard of her and honestly, I'm not sure how she ended up a spokesperson for those of us who are plus sized. I' [...]

    3. Absolutely amazing. (And this is coming from a person who typically loathes memoirs.) You need to read this. You. Meaning any human with the capability to read and comprehend text. Skinny? Read it. Chubby? Read it. Female? Read it. Male? Read it. Why? I promise you will laugh. But more than that, you will understand what it is like for overweight women. Hopefully with understanding, you will find tolerance, and maybe even acceptance.But WARNING: Do not read this in public. You will be liable to [...]

    4. Such a fun and honest book. I have been dealing with my weight since I was in high school, so reading about a fellow "thick" gal and how she has the confidence to do what she needs to do was very rewarding. I enjoyed this a lot.

    5. I've been on a nonfiction kind of kick lately so of course when the opportunity came to read this wonderful book by Brittany Gibbons well, I didn't hesitate people. I enjoyed Fat Girl Walking a lot more than I expected. Yes, I looked at the mixed reviews up and down before I dove into this book. I also didn't set any expectations for it either so that helped. I liked her take on weight and confidence. Man, this girl is funny, feisty, and sassy as crap. I laughed so much that I definitely cried. [...]

    6. While I absolutely LOVED the concept.I had a few "well." moments.Being obese doesn't mean you can't love yourself. As the title says love every inch of your skin and such. I agree.The one thing that I don't think was mentioned was that you don't have to stay that way if YOU don't want to.I was 120 pounds and since I'm was really short and young back then, I felt like every step for me was hard. I could feel my muscles aching when I tried to jog in gym. I was unfit and a little overweight for my [...]

    7. As a fellow plus-size gal, reading Brittany Gibbons’ Fat Girl Walking: Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in Your Own SkinEvery Inch Of It was both joyful and surprisingly personal. In Fat Girl Walking, body image advocate and popular blogger, Brittany Gibbons, shares tidbits of her childhood and life, exploring what it means to be a plus-size woman in this modern world.Through laugh-out-loud humor and with unflinching honesty, Gibbons’ memoir and essays are charming, entertaining, delic [...]

    8. While Gibbons's overarching message is a positive one, I didn't finish the book thinking I'd found a new role model. My biggest takeaway is that she's determined to turn herself into a celebrity by packaging her story for "real women" who struggle with feeling good about themselves. She wants to shock people and get a reaction, but she contradicts herself at times. I don't feel compelled to follow her blog. It was an entertaining read with a few "Yes, right on!" moments. I hope she keeps evolvin [...]

    9. I love the concept of the book, I really do, and I'm all about female empowerment and loving your own body. However, the execution of it, the fact that vulgar sex references overlay all of her experiences from age 10 and up, is not what I want to be reading about. And when I see quotes like, "When my classmates would put their heads down in prayer for the sick and the dying, I'd clench my eyes shut and pray that my hair would go straight and my boobs would shrink,"and,"This was during the era wh [...]

    10. DNF at 40% Review first published on my blog The Fictional ReaderI requested this book from Edelweiss for several reasons. First, I’d seen her Ted Talk and thought it was really thought provoking and empowering. Second, I’m all about body positivism. I was expecting it to be a memoir of a woman who came to love her own body, even though society doesn’t necessarily celebrate it. That’s not what I got at all. I felt genuinely uncomfortable while reading this book -up until the 40% of cours [...]

    11. All I ever want of a book is for it to make me laugh and cry. Sounds simple but it's remarkably difficult to pull off. Brittany Gibbons did it. I laughed. I cried. I related to her and I had to put the book down and think long and hard about my own life and the way I look at myself. It challenged me and I didn't expect that.I expected to be entertained because I've read the author's blog and she's funny as hell. I didn't expect to be lifted up. I didn't expect to be challenged to be kinder. To b [...]

    12. This is one of those reviews where I'm confused on how to start.Even though it was really fun and honest, the last few pages were so difficult to finish! I got bored by the chapter when we read her emails with her husband, because, although they are kind of hilarious, they got me thinking: "Ok these are just thrown as an extra chapter(?) Why are they here(?)", and also because Brittany goes from having serious body issues to accepting her as she is in the blink of an eye.I don't think the title [...]

    13. I've read a lot of memoirs; some have been very explicit. I expected this to be a little racy, the title suggests as much; however I just felt embarrassed for the author. Some of the things she shared made me cringe. Also, she shared all of these things with the knowledge that someday her children will be able to read her book. She kept insisting that she has finally accepted her body, but it's evident that she really hasn't.

    14. Loved this book. Just wish I had been able to read it about 65 years ago. It would have been a permanent fixture in my life.

    15. I had not heard of Brittany Gibbons until picking up this book. This was a pretty interesting book about loving your body as it is. It an was easy and fast read. The writing style was friendly and conversational. No earth shattering revelations but I enjoyed reading it.

    16. ***REVIEW ORIGINALLY POSTED ON WHATISMUCH*** (Thanks be to Edelweiss for the ARC of this book!) I’d admittedly never heard of Brittany Gibbons before requesting her debut book, Fat Girl Walking, on Edelweiss. But really, the summary made the book sound like something I’d be into, so I hit the submit button and waited. When I was approved to read Fat Girl Walking, I was excited, but I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into. Brittany Gibbons has been plus size her entire life. But [...]

    17. I was #2 on the library hold list for this book for months. (Reader #1, what the heck?! Were you committing each page to memory?) Eight other books pushed back to wait and Brittany jumped to the front of the line. I climbed into bed, cracked the cover and right there on page 4 a low growling sound came from deep within my chest. She bagged on a guy who “apparently” had a thyroid problem. I closed the cover. I tried not to let myself be a jerk but the tone hung on my shoulders. Lest we have f [...]

    18. Hysterical. Real life drama and honest talk about weight issues while I don't share all of Gibbons views on life, I defiantly admire her take on it.

    19. Fat Girl Walking: Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in Your SkinEvery Inch of It by Brittany GibbonsHumorous Memoir I don't know how many of you know this, but I have another blog called Starting on Monday. I started it to blog about motherhood, laziness, being chubby, and maybe, hopefully, to write about a diet as I lost weight. 2.5 years later, I'm heavier than ever, and I feel so frustrated, I stopped even posting on the blog. My last post was called "I hate my body". That self-hatred p [...]

    20. Just finished reading Fat Girl Walking and I have to say, even though I am lucky to count myself among the friends of Brittany, this book spoke to me in ways I didn't anticipate. Not only does she share, without rose coloured glasses, the bare nuts of her life, her journey and her insecurities, she does it fearlessly. She lives out loud on the pages in such a way that I could practically hear her voice in my ear telling me the story. Brittany has a way of taking all those terrible voices we all [...]

    21. Uncorrected Proof Copy of the Book - Brittany does an amazing job at making everything she's saying feel relatable. You understand why she does what she does and what she's done in the past and why she did that. The book makes sense and more importantly it holds a great message. It in no way reads like a self help book, which I think is what I thought it would be when I read the title. I was very happy when I realized that it was her journey and how she grew to love herself, but everyone has to [...]

    22. I don't know I thought it was supposed to be funny and it wasn't. I also thought it was poorly organized. Several times in the narrative she would double back and suddenly tell us about something that had happened several years before the preceding anecdote that would have made everything make more sense. I also felt uncomfortable with the amount she was divulging about her parents - their health problems, both mental and physical, and their financial concerns especially. I kept feeling as I was [...]

    23. Brittany is the girlfriend everyone needs to have. She had me laughing to the point of tears, for reals crying and fist-bumping the air. This is amazing and empowering!

    24. **Apparently this isn’t released until Tuesday, but my local Barnes and Noble had it out yesterday, so I guess I’m reviewing this from the future? Awesome!**You might be familiar with Ms. Gibbons. She’s the woman who went on TV in her bathing suit (in Times Square, no less), wearing a size 18ish. She had sex with her husband every night of the year in hopes of improving her own body confidence. She runs the website ‘Brittany, Herself’ and is the leader of the ‘curvy girls army (britt [...]

    25. I first found Brittany online after the birth of my second child. She had written a hilarious post about working at the Gap that made me pee my pants a little. I've been hooked ever since. Figuring out she lived only 20 minutes away our whole lives made it even more interesting. As she chronicled her growing up years, I could draw similar parallels to my own. This book gives us a little piece of her soul, and I appreciated hearing the journey, as in her blog you only got snippets and not put in [...]

    26. Wow. Just wow. I read this woman's blog, I follow her on Instagram, I'm part of her online sisterhood, I interact with her in tiny ways every day, but I am still blown away by how blown away I am by this book. The first 70-75% is about her life growing up and becoming who she is now. The last part is about how she learned to love herself and how we can all learn to love ourselves. It's about accepting not only ourselves for who we are but accepting everyone else for who they are as well. It's gi [...]

    27. I really liked this book. Brittany Gibbons' style is very reminiscent of Jenny Lawson's "Let's Pretend This Never Happened." If you liked that book, you will really enjoy "Fat Girl Walking." I enjoyed the stories of her childhood and about her family experiences. I didn't know she was from Ohio when I picked up this book but to me that made her even more relatable-also the fact that she attended Catholic grade school for part of her upbringing. I appreciated her honesty as she shared some pretty [...]

    28. This is a book I keep thinking about. While I ultimately rated this book 4 stars, it has more to do with the somewhat disjointed flow of the narration and some of the sections that felt just like filler (especially the section of email transcripts between her husband and herself). (Updated: Was 3 stars but because I keep thinking about it, upgraded as it has had more of an impact than I thought.)With that being said, there are also gems hidden inside and the author's voice really shines through. [...]

    29. Fat Girl Walking was on a reader's choice list I saw someplace, so when it came available on the library app I snatched it up. Blogger, Brittany Gibbons writes in her memoir about her life, her childhood, her family, her career, and her marriage-primarily however, she writes about her lifelong struggle for self love and acceptance regardless of the size of her jeans, the number on the scale, or the ever-changing fickleness of public opinion. Throughout my reading of Fat Girl Walking, I gained a [...]

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