Fat Free by Jude Milner
The Amazing All-True Adventures of Supersize Woman!

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The most entertaining take yet on America's #1 obsession.

An outrageous graphic autobiography with illustrations by Mary Wilshire-a top Marvel Comics artist-Fat Free is the story of the (formerly) supersized Jude Milner's harrowing and hilarious adventures: freaking out in candy stores, following quack cures and diets, becoming a "Fat Is Beautiful" activist, working as a phone-sex fantasy girl with multiple personas, and finally undergoing gastric bypass surgery. Milner's true story of struggle and triumph is nuanced rather than pat. She never becomes waif-slender, but does become thinner and happier- a physically strong, self-confident, and healthy woman who has replaced self-loathing with self-confidence. She takes the grit, the grime, the taunts-"I don't want her/You can have her/She's too fat for me"-and transforms herself into a crusader: Milner creates a unique program in which women struggling with their weight can come for psychological counseling and personal fitness training. Never predictable, never self-pitying, Fat Free is sustained by a sense of humor and stunning visuals throughout.
 

About Jude Milner

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Published September 7, 2006 by Tarcher. 80 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Comics & Graphic Novels, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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This autobiographical graphic novel by a psychotherapist is a good demonstration of the problems, shame and discrimination fat women face, but it's heavy-handed and not a well-realized story.

Aug 07 2006 | Read Full Review of Fat Free: The Amazing All-Tru...

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The cover to Fat Free, Jude Milner and Mary Wilshire's "Amazing All-True Adventures of Supersize Woman," is more than a little ironically misdirecting.

Sep 29 2006 | Read Full Review of Fat Free: The Amazing All-Tru...

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