Happy Fat : Taking Up Space in a World That Wants to Shrink You-9780008293901

Happy Fat : Taking Up Space in a World That Wants to Shrink You

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You need this book. Your mum needs this book. Your best friend needs this book. Everyone needs a dose of Happy Fat!’ Julie Murphy

In Happy Fat, comedian Sofie Hagen shares how she removed fatphobic influences from her daily life and found self-acceptance in a world where judgement and discrimination are rife. From shame and sex to airplane seats, love and getting stuck in public toilets, Sofie provides practical tips for readers. Part memoir, part social commentary, Happy Fat is a funny, angry and impassioned look at how taking up space can be radical, emboldening and life-changing.

‘This book is the fat best friend you wished you had before endlessly trying to fit in’ Scottee

‘I loved every single word of this masterpiece! … I want to hug every page, and shout it from the rooftops. It explains so beautifully what it is to be fat … the shame you experience and but also the utter joy of learning to love yourself and to see through the lies’ Helen Thorn, Scummy Mummies

‘As an old-school stand-up of the self-deprecating variety, I found Sofie’s book fascinating and it’s introduced to me a whole new school of thought’ Jo Brand


Published 23/07/2020 (Fourth Estate Ltd) in United Kingdom
Paperback | 336 pages