Honest, analytical, and carefully constructed, Whitney Way Thore’s memoir is a must-read for those fighting in the #nobodyshame movement.
“Anne, are you killed?” shrieked Diana, throwing herself on her knees beside her friend. “Oh, Anne, dear Anne, speak just one word to me and tell me if you’re killed.”
Have I ever told you that my imagination once almost killed me?
Actually, I take that back….I wanted to be Fonzie, too.
“I even had my blood taken before and after riding a motorcycle to see how my levels of testosterone, cortisol, and oxytocin changed as the result of riding.”
Think about it: Doris Lessing wrote the horrifying story “Room 19,” but not once did the narrator tell her children she didn’t want them. Instead, she quietly committed suicide, but we get what’s going on.
Rarely do fat female role models appear in the United States (um, or elsewhere), so I put a hold on a copy at the library.
Not all fat people feel bad inside, I must remember.
I only hope that people who don’t agree with the choices of the characters will have patience to try to understand them.
In the end, I wanted more care put into the writing style and more substance from the characters.