Mostly a personal account of a woman’s growth from stick-thin teenager through to a fully formed adult, this was an emotional experience for me. I don’t think I’ve ever read a more truthful account of life with a plus-sized body. So many elements rang true, and I could empathize in so many ways. The author leaves no aspect of her existence untouched. The ways in which additional weight reflects in every angle of a fat person’s life is various and painful. Yes, I said ‘fat’ and I am aware it is not a politically correct, acceptable description, but what is the point of calling an apple a round-shape-fruit-which-is-often-red-and-tastes-good? Will it make it more appealing, or maybe less? Its essence doesn’t change regardless. Get what I mean here?
Ebony Daniels, I wish you the best in the journey you set yourself. You are a beautiful person and I am lucky to have had access to your thoughtful words and amazing story.
For all of you out there who may think you have – or really have – a body that is bigger than what society tells us is a perfect size, please read this book. You will find truth and wisdom, and maybe even your happily ever after. There is no way this book could earn any less than 5 stars. I’m going right back to the beginning and reading it again.