Two Whole Cakes by Lesley Kinzel
How to Stop Dieting and Learn to Love Your Body

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In the age of The Biggest Loser and the “war on obesity,” we’re pressured to conform to certain body standards at any cost. Sure, everyone should eat right and get exercise, but what if you do that and you still don’t fit into the clothes at the mall?

In Two Whole Cakes, Fatshionista extraordinaire Lesley Kinzel tells stories, gives advice, and challenges stereotypes about being and feeling fat. Kinzel says no to diet fads and pills, shows by example how to stop hating your body, celebrates self-acceptance at any size, and urges you to finally accept the truth: your body is not a tragedy!

Lesley Kinzel, who co-founded the blog Fatshionista, is an online celebrity in the communities of size acceptance, fashion, and women’s issues. She has her own blog on body politics in the media, Two Whole Cakes, is an associate editor at xoJane, and has become the go-to fatty for all things fashion and pop culture.


About Lesley Kinzel

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Lesley Kinzel: Lesley Kinzel has been engaging with body politics and social justice activism for well over a decade. She co-founded and moderated the blog Fatshionista for five years (2005-2010), which has turned her into an online celebrity in the communities of fat acceptance, fashion, and women’s issues. She now has her own popular fat fashion and pop culture blog, Two Whole Cakes, which gets roughly 60,000-70,000 hits per month. She is a regular contributor to the online magazine, xo.Jane. Over the years Kinzel has become the go-to fatty for all things fat fashion, and fat pop culture and has been quoted on ABC News, CNN, theGuardian, theBoston Globe, theNew York Post, and theNew York Times. She resides in the Boston area with her husband and a well-tended stable of cats.
Published June 14, 2012 by Feminist Press at The City University of New York. 144 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help. Non-fiction

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