Kapferer on Luxury: How Luxury Brands can Grow Yet Remain Rare oNThere is not a bad thing that happens to her that isn t because she s fat and there is basically not a good thing that happens to her that isn t because she s thin It is exhausting to readHere s a listf things that the book says fat people can t do have people be romantically interested in them be asked to school dances by said romantically interested people get married hike up a hill walk a mile run five miles exercise for reasons that aren t based in revenge wear miniskirts wear clothing that isn t flattering wear clothing that doesn t pull This Glorious Struggle: George Washington's Revolutionary War Letters off somethingf a magic act and make them look thin and this ne really makes me angryThis book implies that fat people can t be victims f sexual assault Sparking a Worldwide Energy Revolution: Social Struggles in the Transition to a Post-Petrol World or harassment To uote a scene where a very creepy dude isggling herSituations like this have been The Adjustments onef the hardest things about losing weight My body changed and suddenly I became a player in this game where people are trying to get sex Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10 Volume 1 : New Rules or approvalr whatever from each Ruin Me otherI m going to pointut this creepy dude is her stepfather Might be a shocker Cookie but fat people aren t immune from abuse I d also point Nara Leão: Uma Biografia out that fat people have plentyf consensual sex but wow the implication there that fat people can t be harassed is really freaking grossThe diet program that magically works when nothing else including the nine thousand USD for the length Christmas break fat camp that she s sent to twice works is basically Weight Watchers by another name I m going to uote Ragen Chastain here because she says it wonderfullyOne study showed that participants lost around about 10 pounds in six months and kept Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story off halff that for two years Karen Miller Kovach chief scientific Mate Me [If You May] (The Millennium Wolves, officerf Weight Watchers International at the time said It s nice to see this validation From Plassey to Partition and After of what we ve been doing So we re in agreement that Weight Watchers doesn t work yes This is also partf the reason why they are bleeding money leading to things like serial yo yo dieter Oprah needing to buy them co Tito Santana's Tales from the Ring opting the languagef size acceptance and releasing special lightbulbs because having sex as a fat person is just something you shouldn t do with the lights The Bharatanatyama Reader on andffering their program to teens for free because why not get the children Tropico del Cancro on the diet culture wagon as early as possibleMind you Cookie thinks there s less support for losing weight than there is for uitting smoking I guess Cookie didn t know there s a 65 billion diet industry She also mentions medicaton for uitting smoking but acts like that doesn t exist for losing weight I guess the anal leakage wasn t glamorous enough to write about and to be fair it doesn t work but there s a 615 million dollar industryf those tooThe fact Owned of the matter is long term intentional weight loss doesn t work If it did why would there be such a big industry trying to sell it to you You could just do it and be done if it was easy Diets don t work It doesn t matter if you call it a lifestyle changer healthy eating L'arte di Mœbius or anything There is little to no evidence that anyone knows how to make fat people thin permanently Fifty yearsf weight loss research says this The book however argues that people who drop weight faster than two pounds a week don t usually keep it Emerald Lizard off and sometimes people with thyroid conditions might plateau several sizes below what they started at but they won t gain weight when they stop dietingr anything see PiperSo this book acting like it s as easy to lose weight as going Five Busy Beavers on Weight Watchers for a year really makes me angry I also think it really enforces a tonf stereotypes about fat people like that they eat than thin people because god forbid someone with a larger body NEED to eat that they re Fratello clima chetati... only fat because theyvereat that every fat person emotionally eats which is not handled with any kind The Invisible Arab of depth it s just handled through determination and notWeight Watchers that no fat person is physically fit that fat people binge that fat people must be made to look thinner by their clothingr it s not flattering fck flattering There s also so much healthism It s Dream of Wings onlykay to be fat if you re healthy A sugary drink is a diabetic nightmare Duck's Vacation of a drink and don t eat too muchf this food because you ll have a heart attack at fortyOkay I m going to try and get The Cats In Krasinski Square off this track before I stressut But I will say Cookie s O Guarda do Pomar obsession with food and caloriesnce she starts is incredibly triggering And if you read a character who had always been thin with this you would be saying wow that s disordered eating At The Green Mountain Boys one point she counts the croutons in the salad because she snly allowed to eat five She talks about eating food that isn t low fatlow calorie as falling Proverbios off the wagon She runs five miles every morning but doesn t eat breakfast She talks about food like peanut butter cupsnly in terms Билет за Транай of how long it ll take to run themff n the treadmill Hey newsflash people aren t Bunsen burners you can t
just say how long someone s body uses energy for She hasn t eaten Doritos in two years and is proud say how long someone s body uses energy for She hasn t eaten Doritos in two years and is proud this because it means she s being good food morality at play She talks about not wasting calories n alcohol multiple timesShe uses the phrase and I uote There s a hunger stronger than the desire for food The desire for revenge This is ridiculously close to the pro anorexia uote Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels Because her revenge is losing weightShe won t eat 15 almonds instead Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone the First Woman to Play Professional Baseball in the Negro League of 12 because that s three points insteadf two When she s dieting she s hungry every second Seized Seduced of every single day She eats the same lunch either cubed cheese almonds and fruitr Lean Cuisine spring rolls with fruit and for dinner she eats Lean Cuisine dinners and steamed vegetables Sidenote I wouldn t have been surprised to find this book was sponsored by Lean Cuisine At Indecency one pointne Lata Mangeshkar of her weight loss companions gives her the advicef stick with the spring rolls even if she has to choke them downBecause that sounds so much healthier than eating a wide variety Pencarrow of food you enjoy and that makes you feel good but doing so in a fat body These are disordered eating patterns and the ideaf them being normalized like this is horrific Seriously the summary does not discuss how graphic the dieting talk is and it s really triggeringLet s talk her blog and fashionI detest the idea Frankenstein in Baghdad of a plus size fashion blog being run by a thin person I would personally unfollow a plus size fashion blog run by a person who was dieting because I do not support diet culture but a plus size fashion blog run by someone who s a size six You are speakingver fat people instead Buddy: The First Seeing Eye Dog of boosting their voices Cookie is practically a Thin Saviorf fat people nobly battling for their right to flattering clothing It feels incredibly hypocritical And if that plus size fashion blog was sponsdered by a diet water company WOW would I bail That is predatoryThat also represents something that annoyed me about the book It acted like Cookie was the Matematica 7 - 3b: Ciclo Egb only fat person to ever want to make fat size clothing I m not big fansf either f them but you re not gonna mention Tess Holliday r Ashley Graham You don t mention Beth Ditto You re going to talk about Project Runway constantly but you don t talk about Ashley Nell Tipton who won season season 14 with a collection f plus size clothes that weren t remotely flattering
but were gorgeous and amazing Or if you don t want to were gorgeous and amazing Or if you don t want to about actual fat people how about Christian Sirano who won Season Four in 2008 and makes amazing plus sized clothing That last link is a youtube videoIt seems incredibly disrespectful to write a book about plus size fashion and ignore all the people who are doing amazing things that field Cookie is not the saviour f fat clothes She is a nineteen year ld girl who doesn t seem to have any respect for the amazing people who paved the way for her successesSummary Let s wrap this thing up because I ve probably lost you all by now with my rantingNow I think there will be arguments that says well the book shows that weight loss doesn t solve everything and she decides to stop dieting at the end and sure that happens for like ne page But there are three hundred Over the Top other pages that do the exactpposite This is not the fat representation that I want This is not body positive There are tiny tiny attempts at well maybe being fat is kay but it is so lost in the flood f diet culture and fat hatred that it s incredibly underwhelmingI think if you gave this book to someone who believed there was something wrong with their body it would nly reinforce that "It Certainly Didn T "certainly didn t me feel good about my body It in fact made me not want to exercisedo the yoga I do regularly because I would proving the book right And I like yoga I think it could trigger an eating disorder episode in people I think Andby when she’s declared too fat to fly Forced to turn to her BFF for cash Cookie buys a second seat n the plane She arrives in the city to find that she’s been replaced by the boss’s daughter a girl who’s everything she’s not ultrathin and superrich Bowing to society’s pressure she vows to lose weight get Sikandar outf the friend zone with her crush and put her life n track Skinny Cookie expected sunshine and rainbows but nothing about her new life. ,
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N general it just sends a terrible message but for anyone with any kind f sensitivity to dieting r not the best relationship with food this could be incredibly harmfulI do not recommend this book and next time I m going to trust my instincts because when I first read the summary f this I knew it was going to be like this and I wasn t going to read it But people I thought I could trust said it was good so I decided to give it a shot I regret that Half a star solely because the writing didn t always make me want to claw my eyes Denali Dreams out and Piper waskay as a characterOther notes I can t include these Hollywood Renaissance on goodreads because this review is too long for the character limit with them There are a fair few though if you popver to my blog Not my usual fare but El Cura. (Caso de Incesto). oh I loved it Cookie s voice grabbed me from pagene and I couldn t put the book down Smart achingly real fun and inspiring I received an ARC Il Mago of this book It starts with a plane seat Cookie Vonn is a senior in high school and already starting to liveut her dream Impostress of working in the fashion industry Through an internship at a local fashion blog she has thepportunity to fly across country to NYC to interview famous designer Garreth Miller Ego, Hunger and Aggression on his latest collection But her big moment gets derailed when the airline forces to buy a second seat because Cookie Vonn isver 300 pounds She fits in Ritrovarsi one seat just fine but it s a judgement call you see After scrambling to find money she doesn t have for the extra seat she doesn t need and being utterly publicly humiliated by the process she is rewarded by being replaced last second by the boss s daughter and shutut Antes Que Anoiteça of fashion weekCookie decides that if she loses weight she ll finally have the things in life she wants She ll finally be accepted by the worldf fashion and her best friend Tommy will realize they are than friends She ll be successful and happy And she does lose 200lbs Instead आषाढ़ का एक दिन of just getting an interview with Garreth Miller she is hired to design a collection for him and becomes his girlfriend It s all workingut for thin and beautiful Cookie But it turns The Savage Mind out happiness is complicated than she imaginedThis book is about so much than a young woman s transformation from fat to skinny Those are the actual terms the author uses to label her chapters I think I would have chosen differently especially because Cookie would never boil down her life that way Large portionsf this story are about Cookie dealing with her neglectful and deeply flawed deeply selfish parents I really liked Cookie as a character The character I don t like is Cookie s grandmother Her grandmother is supposed to be the voice Fado And Other Stories of reason to balanceut Cookie s brash personality but I m not sure I agree with her advice You should dump friends who side with your bully You don t have to go to the funeral La casa nel vicolo of the nasty step dad who hitn you Cookie is right grandma is wrong I don t think the author is sending a good message in these respectsOverall I enjoyed this book I aspire to be like Cookie VonnI was lucky enough to win this book in a Goodreads giveaway It s not Gemini often a book makes me want to stand up and cheer along with making me LOL throughout FAT GIRL ON A PLANE is like SEX IN THE CITY meets BRIDGET JONES S DIARY meets something uniuely and completely all itswn I mean how many authors can get away with casually and hilariously referencing sun bears blob fish and Noam Chomsk Thanks to TLC Book Tours and Harleuin Teen for this free review copyCookie s story was such a raw and honest A Terrible Day one depicting a journey that so so so many young women experience every day What really touched me the most was that it wasn t a straight up fat is beautiful I love my body story the ENTIRE DNF but I have to review this Firstf all it was an ARC Secondly this book has been all Discourse on Voluntary Servitude. Tienne La Botie over fat YA Twitter and I was super excited for itHOWEVER I m not going to finish this I m not even going past 25% I don t need to read about an after thin girl and the before fat girln two different timelines I don t need to read about how the thin girl s life is soooo much better and how the fat girl goes to an imitation Weight Watchers because she s so humiliated at her fatness I DON T CARE IF THE STORYLINES FLIP AT SOME POINT AND THE FAT GIRL IS THE HAPPY GIRL I DON T WANT TO PUT UP WITH EVEN ONE MINUTE OF FAT GIRL SELF HATE AND LOATHING It s insulting to me as a fat girl reader that I should have to put up with it to get to some moral f the story about fat girls loving themselvesThere s an author s note attached to
The Beginning Of The Book The Author Explains Exactly Herbeginning f the book the author explains exactly her in the dual storyline And frankly I do not care This structure is bullshit and it s exactly the wrong way to go about telling fat teenage girls that they should love themselves in my La piccola ottantenne che cambiò tutte le regole opinion I couldn t read another wordf it The minute fat Cookie walked into the NutriNation DeVos lost me I can t read another minute Constable Around the Green of fat girls miserably trying to diet themselves thin to learn to love themselves It s been doneIf you want a real story about a fat girl in fashion you should read The Summerf Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding because that book is so real about fat girls and it involves dieting #And It S Done The Right WayI # it s done the right wayI sorry to Kelly DeVos for feeling this way I m sure she s a great lady and a good writer But I refuse to punish myself by reading about another fat girl Lone Star Rising (Texas Rangers, on a dietThanks to the publisher and to NetGalley for the ARC I fell in love with this book from the prologue where the author explains this is not a Cinderella storyf getting thin but that the first chapter was based Busters First Snow on a true experiencef how she was treated n a flight based n weight Which really strikes home in a visceral wayBut I digress Kelly DeVos has SUCH a great writing voice Cookie is fun upbeat sardonic at times and such a great narrator Told in dual timelines this book examines her journey as a blogger and budding fashion designer her experiences with Thérèse Raquin others in the industry and also how she is treated differently at various points in her life becausef her weight Tommy I fell in love with from the very first time he appeared n page and alternated between wanting to slap at times and hug for being so real and incredibly imperfect You can t help but cheer for him and Cookie s friendship as it goes through those turbulent growing up times and appreciate Cookie s strength as she insists n who she is and who she will be valued as LOVED this Il Poeta one Please excuse typosname misspellings Enteredn screen reader I received an ARC copy Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Vol. 3 of this bookI wasn t sure what to expect going into this book but I loved it pretty much from pagene The scene My Body-Mine on the airplane is heartbreaking and I know people that have gone through exactly that Everything Cookie goes through made me ragey and then I wanted to stand up and cheer so many times when she stood up for herselfr came ut n top I m pretty sure there were a couple moments while reading in starbucks that I fiercly whispered YES and had the people at tables nearby look at me funnyThere is so much to unwrap in this book that I could do a full report n it body image ur relationship with food people s treatment Ipso Facto of anyone they deem lazyr The John Wyndham Omnibus outside the boundariesf societies idea Sea Chase of beauty But what I will say for now is that this is notnly an entertaining read it s intelligent it will make you think and it will make you cry And yes cheer Comandante Che: Guerrilla Soldier, Commander, and Strategist, 1956-1967 out loud in the middlef a busy coffee shop I have no regrets Kelly DeVos Fat Girl n a Plane is an important look into society s perception f body image In it we meet Cookie a fat teen fashion designer with a passion to create clothing that all body types can wear and be comfortable in There are two interesting timelines in the story and I was amazed at how fluidly DeVos was able to bring her reader into the then and the now as Cookie starts her weight loss journey But will she be happy when she successfully loses the weight Or does she just need to look deep within to discover true happiness Cookie is torn between deep feelings she has suppressed for her best friend Tommy and the desire to go to New York and work under the tutelage f iconic fashion designer Gareth Miller When her dreams start becoming reality living in New York and designing a plus size fashion line Cookie starts to wonder if this is really what she wants Add into the mix a romance with Gareth a horrible nemesis who I loved to loathe in Kennes parents that clearly have no interest in parenting and a spunky loving grandma and this book is sure to be a well loved story Body image issues family romance friendship and fashion round ut this book to make it a great read for anyone who has ever felt they want to reach their dreams but are uncertain The Graduate of their potential. Is turningut like she planned When the fashion designer Wisp of a Thing of the momentffers her what she’s always wanted an Monkey taming opportunity to live and study in New York she finds herself in a world fullf people interested in putting women down than dressing them up Her designs make waves but her real dream I Was Spock: Leonard Nimoy of creating great clothes for peoplef all sizes seems to grow distant by the day Will she realize that she’s always had the power to make her wn dreams come tr.
I finished this book last week and totally forgot to add my review The short version I adored it The longer version It s a bold sharp smart totally unforgettable gem f a YA contemporary debut The main character Cookie Vonn is a girl you ll cheer for and relate to as she struggles to find her place in the world The Dawning of a New Age of fashion and figureut where her heart is at in the process Emotionally weighty laugh ut loud funny and impossible to put down I m really behind n putting reviews up here but this article came across my twitter feed and it made me want to crosspost so skipping ahead for this An Entirely Synthetic Fish: How Rainbow Trout Beguiled America and Overran the World oneBlog link this review is 3500 words long I did not like this book and worse than that I thought this was a very harmful book and this will not be a positive review If that bothers you moven now I am also putting a major trigger warning if you have any kind Hunter Hunted of sensitivity about fatmisiar dieting because this review has to talk about those a lot as that s all the book is about Fair warning I will also not hesitate to delete comments I find Archivio Per Lo Studio Delle Tradizioni Popolari, Volume 13 offensive Please clickver to my blog post if you would like to see some Ricettario amoroso di una pasticciera in fuga of the 20 citations I have in this reviewAlso this review will not be my usual formatting as I have too much to talk about I will also be uoting the eARC uite a bit so you know all material subject to change etc Let s do this Just to get thisut Lo strano caso del barista scomparso of the way the author is fat and this iswnvoices It just seems the author and I have very different views A Part of Speech on fatness and dietingI think my first clue I was going to be irked at this book was actually a line in the author s note before the book even started when it says I don t know if I will decide to lose weight in the future but if I do my efforts will be wellness focused Ibject to the idea that intentional weight loss ie dieting is healthy Did you know that intentional weight loss increases the risk f mortality in fat people with type 2 diabetes Did you know that intentional weight loss is considered so unhealthy for children and adolescents that the American Acedemy f Pediactrics explicitly tells parents and doctors not to do talk negatively about weight I wholely and sincerely disagree with this framing The Year After of intentional weight loss as a measuref health r as something that will make you healthierMy second was the second line f the book is actually wrong The first and second lines Sailing Promise: Around the World on a Catamaran of the book are No You can t just buy two seats in advance This is talking about airline seats specifically and goesn to blame global terrorism This is wrong and has been for probably the last decade In fact many airlines specifically reuire it Now bear in mind that the person whose blog I m linking to in two f those links is at least sixty pounds heavier than Cookie I don t know their exact weight but it s ver 400 pounds it s kind Hunter's Moon of in the blog name and Cookie is specifically stated as being 330 to 337 pounds I have a majorly hard time believing that someone who is as self conscious about their weight as Cookie is didn t bother to google Flying while fat Which is also the titlef a short six minute documentary you should watch So I have serious disbelief in general that she had no clue that this was something that happened when half her character is talking about fatmisia and then to say something I know isn t true in the second line Prince of Lies of the book That s not a good startWhere do I even go from here I guess let s talk about the storytelling a bit This is told in two storylines past and present The past is denoted by FAT number days until NutriNation at first and later FAT Day numbern NutriNation and the present is denoted by SKINNY Day number Slow Dance of NutriNation with the past slowly catching up to the present but still leaving about a year s gap between them Firstf all the fact that both the past and the present are told in first person present tense is a little weird I dunno that s just a weird stylistic choice that I wasn t into Second wow that s kind L'arcobaleno negli occhi ofbnoxious The very first thing you read in each chapter is about her weightI m going to try and knock Postcards from Vermont: A Social History, 1905-1945 out myther complaints before getting into the meat Fire On The Mountain of the weight stuff so let s skip to the romances in this arebnoxious and I didn t like either Polska of them Firstf all let s talk about the fashion designer Gareth she gets in a relationship in He hates fat people She doesn t care about that because she s thin now and he s hot He would not have looked at her twice when she was fat literally they were supposed to meet when she was fat and it didn t happen basically because she was fat and the book s buttmonkey but
You Know He S Hotknow he s hot who cares if he s an awful personNow ignoring all that he s in at least his mid thirties and she s nineteen He literally says I suck at romance and you re an inexperienced nineteen year Sisters of the Revolution: A Feminist Speculative Fiction Anthology old So why are you sleeping with her dude She s literally idolized him for years He isn a first name basis with the Dean A Novel Without Lies of her dream school that she couldn t afford to go to and everyone suggests that he pay her tuition and acts like it s a given he will because they re sleeping together His company hired her so he s her boss and could also ruin her future career That s totally not an imbalancef power that makes the consent situation sticky at all is it He calls himself Uncle Gary jokingly when she s upset at Wyrm one point and I was so grossedutOn the I Am Ocilla other hand you have Tommy Her best friend who she s had a crushn forever He is perfectly fine with people bullying her about her weight and thinks that she should just get Effie: The Passionate Lives of Effie Gray, John Ruskin and Millais over it and not take it so seriously Atne point he says stuff about how people have tried diets and they don t work and some people are happy the way they are and then almost immediately goes My mom s doing NutriNation You could try that Like wow Sure you re great but try this diet that will surely workWhen they talk about his feelings it s really gross He goes Peppermint Tea on about howhe did everything and mentions taking her to school dances spent hours with her grandmothers was there for her and waited and waited And honestly what the frig Does he think that she should have liked him because he was her friend Not to mention he blames her for not knowing she liked him but he never uses his big boy words to say he likes her It s so entitled and gross and it reflects a lotf the misogyny in the bookThere is a heavy reliance Sunny Holiday on mean girls for conflict which makes the conflict feels incredibly shallow A thin girl was mean to me because I m fat is a very shallow taken fat Zhang Xin: On the Return to China oppression Atne point Cookie seeks 親指の恋人[oyayubi no koibito] out a geek guy to make her blog because she s not capablef Googling how to make a wordpress seriously and he says a girl who he asked ut and rejected him will be n a barstool next to me begging for my phone number in five years and Cookie basically agrees with him It s really not coolThere are no ueer people in this A book focused Eureka Street on the fashion industry has no ueer people Not ane I also noticed a grand total Turkestan Solo: A Journey Through Central Asia ofne POC in a book set almost entirely in New York Argentina and Arizona Cause you know those places are super white It is also uite amisic with gross comments about just friends and weird things about being a virgin forever being treated like being a leper There s also a lot f ableism I ll get into the healthism later but there s ableism even aside from that Disabled people just don t exist in this bookAnd I suppose it s time to talk about the weight loss arc The author s note says this isn t a Cinderella weight loss story but yeah it kinda is It s the Fantasy f Being Thin Every single good thing that happens to her happens because she s thin She got the NutriWater sponsorship I nostri giorni con Anna of her blog solely because she ran into an important person from the company at the airport literally she dropped her water allver the floor and he s impressed by her inspirational weight loss Gareth wouldn t have dated her when she was fat which frankly I think is a small mercy but certainly helped her get further aheadMeanwhile everything bad that happens to her happens because she is fat Ferrugem Americana or because she was fat She pretty much loses her friendship with Tommy because she wouldn t put up with being bullied for her weight and he somehow thought that was all her fault and even at the end they basically agree to disagree so they can stay friends People are constantly making weight related comments around her seriously none is just talking about their taxes in public Every single bad thing that could happen to a fat person ever happens to Cookie while she s fat because Storie ciniche of course it does She has to buy a second seatn an airplane a mean girl bullies #her about her weight and then turns ut to work at her job # about her weight and then turns ut to work at her job The Russians Tender Lover (The Sisterhood, one ever likes her romantically because she s fat she gets sent to fat camp andn and FatHigh school senior Cookie Vonn’s post graduation dreams include getting Fred Cress: Stages outf Phoenix attending Parsons and becoming the next great fashion designer But in the world The Nibelungenlied of fashion being fat is a cardinal sin It doesn’t help that she’s constantly compared to her supermodel mother and named after a dessert Thanks to her job at a fashion blog Cookie scores a trip to New York to pitch her portfolio and appeal for a scholarship but her plans are putn st.