Recommended Nonfiction

Some of these are memoir, and some are educational texts. The memoirs inevitably have some downs because existing in a fat body is challenging from day-to-day. I don’t recommend books that promote surgery or normalize dieting.

Recommended

To Be Read

  • Skinny by Diana Spechler
  • Fat Girl: A True Story by Judith Moore
  • Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love & Fashion edited by Virgie Tovar
  • Fat Shame: Stigma and the Fat Body in American Culture by Amy Erdman Farrell
  • Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp by Stephanie Klein
  • Fat! So?: Because You Don’t Have to Apologize for Your Size by Marilyn Wann
  • Fat, Fit, and Feeling Fabulous by Vevanne Biggs
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