9781849353670-1849353670-Fat, Pretty, and Soon to be Old: A Makeover for Self and Society

Fat, Pretty, and Soon to be Old: A Makeover for Self and Society

ISBN-13: 9781849353670
ISBN-10: 1849353670
Author: Dark, Kimberly
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: AK Press
Format: Paperback 160 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781849353670
ISBN-10: 1849353670
Author: Dark, Kimberly
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: AK Press
Format: Paperback 160 pages

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Acknowledged authors Dark, Kimberly wrote Fat, Pretty, and Soon to be Old: A Makeover for Self and Society comprising 160 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1849353670 and 9781849353670. Since then Fat, Pretty, and Soon to be Old: A Makeover for Self and Society textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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“Nothing is more brilliant and juicy to me than a woman stepping fully into her self―mind, body, and spirit, full throttle, without apology. Kimberly Dark has been illuminating the path for a long time. This book is a triumph. This book is a jailbreak from cultural inscriptions meant to keep us locked up, shut up, and conforming.” ―Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Chronology of Water and The Book of Joan

Fat, Pretty, and Soon to be Old is a moving, funny, and startlingly frank collection of personal essays about what it means to look a certain way. Or rather, certain ways. Navigating Kimberly Dark’s experience of being fat since childhood―as well as queer, white-privileged, a gender-confirming “girl with a pretty face,” active then disabled, and inevitably aging―each piece blends storytelling and social analysis to deftly coax readers into a deeper understanding of how appearance privilege (and stigma) function in everyday life and how the architecture of this social world constrains us. At the same time, she provides a blueprint for how each of us can build a more just social world, one interaction at a time. Includes an afterword by Health at Every Size expert, Linda Bacon.

Kimberly Dark is a writer, professor, and raconteur. She has written award-winning plays, and taught and performed for a wide range of audiences in various countries over the past two decades. She is the author of The Daddies, Love and Errors, and co-editor of the anthology Ways of Being in Teaching.

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