Tampa will give any book club lots to talk about (assuming people can get past the first chapter)…
This novel feels like the result of multiple editors all trying to have their way, which creates strong and weak moments all over the place.
You’ll get many steamy scenes with descriptions of sex (almost entire in euphemisms), so hold on tight!
At 509 pages, Unforgivable Love is a long novel full of tangles of relationships among several characters.
While Edelson’s novel wasn’t inspiring or kind to bodies, it does show the gray areas — love and hate — of relationships fat women have with their bodies. It looks at how losing fat doesn’t change a fat person.
A unique coming-of-age novel with diverse characters that meets the criteria for a fat-positive novel.
Overall, the writing is superb and the story has many interesting moments, but the focus on Sula and Nel takes away from much of the rich places Morrison could have gone.
“I couldn’t say the f-word, I couldn’t say fat, I never said it out loud, I hating the way it sounded. I preferred a variety of euphemisms: overweight, curvy, chubby, zaftig, even obese.”
Honest, analytical, and carefully constructed, Whitney Way Thore’s memoir is a must-read for those fighting in the #nobodyshame movement.
When you erase the fat and leave the girl, you’re still not getting much person.