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.


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, Pretty, And Soon to Be Old by Kimberly Dark
  • Shadow on a Tightrope: Writings by Women on Fat Oppression by various authors
  • Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat with Diabetes: A Mindful Eating Program for Thriving with Prediabetes or Diabetes by Michelle May
  • Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight by Linda Bacon
  • Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole