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August 16, 2010


Thanks for posting this. Although it will reveal my nerdom to you and the world, I will admit I was in a comic book shop yesterday, looking for books to read on the drive home. I came across Sexy Chicks (a book written and drawn by women) and Girl Stories by Lauren Weinstein. I always give preference to books drawn and written by women, especially fat women although their viewpoints may disagree with mine and end ambivalently. (I'm thinking of Fat Free: The Amazing All-True Adventures of Supersize Woman!)

I saw a book called How I Changed my Fattitude by Carol Lay and it was not what I expected. It was a comic about how a woman lost 30 lbs and kept it off because she had battled her weight all her life and weighed an astonishing 200 lbs in college (the horror!) She's been counting calories so long that math is just second nature. She also feels very superior that her weight loss secret is "eating right" and exercising every day. Not only that but the book has an index of healthful recipes (lots of fish, which I hate, the only way it could be worse is if it was lots of olive loaf. Ew!) and calorie counts, too! With lovely pictures of carrots and cake of course (like my alliteration?) Of course I put it back on the shelf with disgust (behind some other books so it would be hard to locate).

So it was nice to read your post after being assaulted with yet another clinger to the myth of weight loss= calories in< calories out.


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