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Happy Fat: Taking Up Space in a World That Wants to Shrink You

Narrated by: Sofie Hagen
Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
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‘I am a fat person and I love my body. I feel lucky to be able to say that. It has taken a lot of work and a lot of time to get here. I often meet people who are incredibly puzzled that I can love this body. Taking the world into account - how we are taught to see bodies and judge bodies - I understand the confusion. But I am quite sure I can explain it. I want to tell you what I have learned and how I got here.’ 

In Happy Fat, comedian Sofie Hagen describes how she conquered a negative relationship with her body and provides practical tips for listeners to do the same.   

She exposes how fatphobia is embedded in society at every level - in our relationships, our public spaces, and the TV shows we watch - powered by the toxic mix of capitalism and the media.   

Part memoir, part social commentary, in Happy Fat Sofie explains how she removed fatphobic influences from her daily life and found self-acceptance in a world where judgment and discrimination are rife - drawing wisdom from other Fat Liberation champions along the way.   

From shame and sex to airplane seats, love and getting stuck in public toilets, Happy Fat is a funny, angry and impassioned look at how taking up space in a culture that is desperate to reduce you can be radical, emboldening and life-changing.      

©2018 Sofie Hagen (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Ingrid Louise Vold
  • 18-05-2019

Great!

I loved the book; the world needs more of this. And, listening to Sofie is a delight. I will recommend it to all of my friends :)

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  • M
  • 20-05-2019

This book is amazing. I loved it.

This book should be read by everyone fat or thin. It is the best fat liberation book I have read. Sofie Hagen is honest, articulate and very funny.

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  • Stephen Vallance
  • 17-05-2019

best ever book

It was the best book I listened too ever. Sohie reads it in a great way, she is funny and informative. I cried and laughed and "yes of course" and nodded. thank you so much for this.

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  • Yvette Caster
  • 05-05-2019

THIS IS BRILLIANT

Happy Fat manages to be funny, moving, educational and revolutionary all at the same time. I raced through this, finding wisdom in every chapter (plus more mentions of Chris Pratt than I expected). I can not recommend this highly enough.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-05-2019

What an incredible amount of diatribe in one book!

Starting with a lecture on how we should view every person's sexuality by their own identification which, I presume we all have to divine from their eating habits to the direct put down of people of less weight.
Not everything has to be discussed in minute detail and acceptance is a concept of taking every person on their own merits and not to put them into boxes labelled by weight, sexuality, looks or anything else for that matter. We are all individuals with a mind on our own and the last time I looked, opinions ones forms oneself were not illegal...yet!
And for calling herself a comedienne.... so not funny at all!

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