Lodz iA sugary drinks a diabetic nightmare of a drink and don t eat too much of this food because you ll have a heart attack at fortyOkay I m going to try and get off this track before I stress out But I will say Cookie s obsession with food and calories once she starts s ncredibly triggering And The Diminished if you read a character who had always been thin with this you would be saying wow that s disordered eating At one point she counts the croutonsn the salad because she s only allowed to eat five She talks about eating food that sn t low fatlow calorie as falling off the wagon She runs five miles every morning but doesn t eat breakfast She talks about food like peanut butter cups only n terms of how long t ll take to run them off on the treadmill Hey newsflash people aren t Bunsen burners you can t just say how long someone s body uses energy for She hasn t eaten Doritos n two years and Claimed by a Cowboy is proud of this becauset means she s being good food morality at play She talks about not wasting calories on alcohol multiple timesShe uses the phrase and I uote There s a hunger stronger than the desire for food The desire for revenge This Discipline is ridiculously close to the pro anorexia uote Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels Because her revenges losing weightShe won t eat 15 almonds Claim the Night (The Claiming instead of 12 because that s three pointsnstead of two When she s dieting she s hungry every second of every single day She eats the same lunch either cubed cheese almonds and fruit or Lean Cuisine spring rolls with fruit and for dinner she eats Lean Cuisine dinners and steamed vegetables Sidenote I wouldn t have been surprised to find this book was sponsored by Lean Cuisine At one point one of her weight loss companions gives her the advice of stick with the spring rolls even f she has to choke them downBecause that sounds so much healthier than eating a wide variety of food you enjoy and that makes you feel good but doing so n a fat body These are disordered eating patterns and the Say Youll Remember Me idea of them being normalized like thiss horrific Seriously the summary does not discuss how graphic the dieting talk Accidental Bodyguard is andt s really triggeringLet s talk her blog and fashionI detest the dea of a plus size fashion blog being run by a thin person I would personally unfollow a plus size fashion blog run by a person who was dieting because I do not support diet culture but a plus size fashion blog run by someone who s a size six You are speaking over fat people nstead of boosting their voices Cookie Mehr als das is practically a Thin Savior of fat people nobly battling for their right to flattering clothing It feelsncredibly hypocritical And The Accidental Cowboy (Angel Crossing, Arizona, if that plus size fashion blog was sponsdered by a diet water company WOW would I bail Thats predatoryThat also represents something that annoyed me about the book It acted like Cookie was the only fat person to ever want to make fat size clothing I m not big fans of either of them but you re not gonna mention Tess Holliday or Ashley Graham You don t mention Beth Ditto You re going to talk about Project Runway constantly but you don t talk about Ashley Nell Tipton who won season season 14 with a collection of plus size clothes that weren t remotely flattering but were gorgeous and amazing Or Abby and the Bachelor Cop if you don t want to talk about actual fat people how about Christian Sirano who won Season Fourn 2008 and makes amazing plus sized clothing That last link Eye to Eye is a youtube videoIt seemsncredibly disrespectful to write a book about plus size fashion and Accidentally Expecting ignore all the people who are doing amazing things that field Cookies not the saviour of fat clothes She s a nineteen year old girl who doesn t seem to have any respect for the amazing people who paved the way for her successesSummary Let s wrap this thing up because I ve probably lost you all by now with my rantingNow I think there will be arguments that says well the book shows that weight loss doesn t solve everything and she decides to stop dieting at the end and sure that happens for like one page But there are three hundred other pages that do the exact opposite This s not the fat representation that I want This Herzrivalen is not body positive There are tiny tiny attempts at well maybe being fats okay but t s so lost Alaskan Nights in the flood of diet culture and fat hatred thatt s ncredibly underwhelmingI think f you gave this book to someone who believed there was something wrong with their body t would only reinforce that It certainly didn t make me feel good about my body It n fact made me not want to exercisedo the yoga I do regularly because I would proving the book right And I like yoga I think t could trigger an eating disorder episode n people I think Always Look Twice in generalt just sends a terrible message but for anyone with any kind of sensitivity to dieting or not the best relationship with food this could be All For You: Halfway There / Buckhorn Ever After / The One You Want / One Perfect Night incredibly harmfulI do not recommend this book and next time I m going to trust mynstincts because when I first read the summary of this I knew t was going to be like this and I wasn t going to
it But people I thought could trust said t was good so I decided to give Annalee And The Lawman it a shot I regret that Half a star solely because the writing didn t always make me want to claw my eyes out and Piper was okay as a characterOther notes I can tnclude these on goodreads because this review The Apollonides Mistress Scandal is too long for the character limit with them There are a fair few thoughf you pop over to my blog I finished this book last week and totally forgot to add my review The short version I adored t The longer version It s a bold sharp smart totally unforgettable gem of a YA contemporary debut The main character Cookie Vonn s a girl you ll cheer for and relate to as she struggles to find her place Anything For His Son in the world of fashion and figure out where her hearts at Anticipation in the process Emotionally weighty laugh out loud funny andmpossible to put down Thanks to TLC Book Tours and Harleuin Teen for this free review copyCookie s story was such a raw and honest one depicting a journey that so so so many young women experience every day What really touched me the most was that t wasn t a straight up fat s beautiful I love my body story the ENTIRE time I love reading that too but I fully understand just how hard that s to achieve Readers get to experience Cookie s journey toward acceptance and witness her struggle to maintain the eating and exercise regimen reuired to maintain weight lossand YES I promise she learns to EAT again This journey combined with some FABULOUS plus size fashion design make this an n It s not often a book makes me want to stand up and cheer along with making me LOL throughout FAT GIRL ON A PLANE s like SEX IN THE CITY meets BRIDGET JONES S DIARY meets something uniuely and completely all ts own I mean how many authors can get away with casually and hilariously referencing sun bears blob fish and Noam Chomsky all Annie and the Outlaw in one book This Contemporary YA novels smart sexy edgy rebellious touching and ANNIE AND THE PRINCE inspiring and very funny all at the same time Author deVos doesn t just make body positive fashion cool she turnst The Single Dad's Redemption into a raucous battle cry that readers can t help but want to enthusiastically joinn on PS deVos s nsider looksend up of the fashion t help but want to enthusiastically join n on PS deVos s nsider looksend up of the fashion s both fascinating and slyly subversive And her love for the art and craft of fashion design and clothes construction The Apple Orchard isnfectious Hands down one of the best reads of 2017 TeamCookieVonn TeamGrandma TeamThatHotGondolaScene It starts with a plane seat Cookie Vonn When Hitler Took Austria: A Memoir of Heroic Faith by the Chancellor's Son is a seniorn high school and alreadyREAD IT BUT PEOPLE I THOUGHT
starting to live out her dream of working n the fashionto live out her dream of working n the fashion Through an nternship at a local fashion blog she has the opportunity to fly across country to NYC to nterview famous designer Garreth Miller on his latest collection But her big moment gets derailed when the airline forces to buy a second seat because Cookie Vonn s over 300 pounds She fits n one seat just fine but t s a judgement call you see After scrambling to find money she doesn t have for the extra seat she doesn t need and being utterly publicly humiliated by the process she s rewarded by being replaced last second by the boss s daughter and shut out of fashion weekCookie decides that f she loses weight she ll finally have the things n life she wants She ll finally be accepted by the world of fashion and her best friend Tommy will realize they are than friends She ll be successful and happy And she doe. Is turning out like she planned When the fashion designer of the moment offers her what she’s always wanted an opportunity to live and study n New York she finds herself n a world full of people Ensimmäinen maailmansota interestedn putting women down than dressing them up Her designs make waves but her real dream of creating great clothes for people of all sizes seems to grow distant by the day Will she realize that she’s always had the power to make her own dreams come tr. ,
Kelly deVos ¿ 6 READ & DOWNLOADKelly DeVos Fat Girl on a Plane s an The Lion Seeker important looknto society s perception of body mage In t we meet Cookie a fat teen fashion designer with a passion to create clothing that all body types can wear and be comfortable Tom Waits - Mule Variations in There are twonteresting timelines n the story and I was amazed at how fluidly DeVos was able to bring her reader nto the then and the now as Cookie starts her weight loss journey But will she be happy when she successfully loses the weight Or does she just need to look deep within to discover true happiness Cookie s torn between deep feelings she has suppressed for her best friend Tommy and the desire to go to New York and work under the tutelage of conic fashion designer Gareth Miller When her dreams start becoming reality living n New York and designing a plus size fashion line Cookie starts to wonder f this s really what she wants Add nto the mix a romance with Gareth a horrible nemesis who I loved to loathe n Kennes parents that clearly have no nterest n parenting and a spunky loving grandma and this book s sure to be a well loved story Body Das Augsburger Bekenntnis imagessues family romance friendship and fashion round out this book to make And Then You Die (Aurelio Zen, it a great read for anyone who has ever felt they want to reach their dreams but are uncertain of their potential I received an ARC copy of this bookI wasn t sure what to expect goingnto this book but I loved Letters of Euler on Different Subjects in Natural Philosophy: Addressed to a German Princess it pretty much from page one The scene on the airplanes heartbreaking and I know people that have gone through exactly that Everything Cookie goes through made me ragey and then I wanted to stand up and cheer so many times when she stood up for herself or came out on top I m pretty sure there were a couple moments while reading Christiane und Goethe (Spiegel-Edition, in starbucks that I fiercly whispered YES and had the people at tables nearby look at me funnyTheres so much to unwrap The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe V. Wade in this book that I could do a full report ont body Jager's Mate image our relationship with food people s treatment of anyone they deem lazy or outside the boundaries of societiesdea of beauty But what I will say for now s that this s not only an entertaining read Leaving Rock Harbor it sntelligent t will make you think and t will make you cry And yes cheer out loud Ketamine: Dreams and Realities in the middle of a busy coffee shop I have no regrets I felln love with this book from the prologue where the author explains this The Last Prairie: A Sandhills Journal is not a Cinderella story of getting thin but that the first chapter was based on a true experience of how she was treated on a flight based on w DNF but I have to review this First of allt was an ARC Secondly this book has been all over fat YA Twitter and I was super excited for Siege itHOWEVER I m not going to finish this I m not even going past 25% I don t need to read about an after thin girl and the before fat girl on two different timelines I don t need to read about how the thin girl s lifes soooo much better and how the fat girl goes to an mitation Weight Watchers because she s so humiliated at her fatness I DON T CARE IF THE STORYLINES FLIP AT SOME POINT AND THE FAT GIRL IS THE HAPPY GIRL I DON T WANT TO PUT UP WITH EVEN ONE MINUTE OF FAT GIRL SELF HATE AND LOATHING It s nsulting to me as a fat girl reader that I should have to put up with Erik Erikson it to get to some moral of the story about fat girls loving themselvesThere s an author s note attached to the beginning of the book the author explains exactly her purposen the dual storyline And frankly I do not care This structure Zarathustra's Secret: The Interior Life Of Friedrich Nietzsche is bullshit andt s exactly the wrong way to go about telling fat teenage girls that they should love themselves Decoy: A Novella in my opinion I couldn t read another word oft The minute fat Cookie walked Ramona into the NutriNation DeVos lost me I can t read another minute of fat girls miserably trying to diet themselves thin to learn to love themselves It s been doneIf you want a real story about a fat girln fashion you should read The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding because that book s so real about fat girls and t Active Korean 3 involves dieting andt s done the right wayI m sorry to Kelly DeVos for feeling this way I m sure she s a great lady and a good writer But I refuse to punish myself by reading about another fat girl on a dietThanks to the publisher and to NetGalley for the ARC Not my usual fare but oh I loved Ein schönes Paar it Cookie s voice grabbed me from page one and I couldn t put the book down Smart achingly real fun andnspiring I received an ARC of this book I m really behind on putting reviews up here
but this article came across my twitter feed and t made me wantthis article came across my twitter feed and t made me want crosspost so skipping ahead for this oneBlog link this review s 3500 words long I did not like this book and worse than that I thought this was a very harmful book and this will not be a positive review If that bothers you move on
now I am also putting a major trigger warning f youI am also putting a major trigger warning Hug a Bull: An Ode to Animal Dads if you any kind of sensitivity about fatmisia or dieting because this review has to talk about those a lot as that s all the books about Fair warning I will also not hesitate to delete comments I find offensive Please click over to my blog post Armoured Train 14 69 if you would like to see some of the 20 citations I haven this reviewAlso this review will not be my usual formatting as I have too much to talk about I will also be uoting the eARC uite a bit so you know all material subject to change etc Let s do this Just to get this out of the way the author Caliban's War is fat and thiss ownvoices It just seems the author and I have very different views on fatness and dietingI think my first clue I was going to be rked at this book was actually a my first clue I was going to be rked at this book was actually a the Message of the Apus in the author s note before the book even started whent says I don t know Double Play if I will decide to lose weightn the future but Frau, komm!: die Massenvergewaltigungen deutscher Frauen und Mädchen 1944/45 if I do my efforts will be wellness focused I object to thedea that Les Enfants Terribles intentional weight losse dieting s healthy Did you know that ntentional weight loss ncreases the risk of mortality n fat people with type 2 diabetes Did you know that ntentional weight loss s considered so unhealthy for children and adolescents that the American Acedemy of Pediactrics explicitly tells parents and doctors not to do talk negatively about weight I wholely and sincerely disagree with this framing of ntentional weight loss as a measure of health or as something that will make you healthierMy second was the second line of the book s actually wrong The first and second lines of the book are No You can t just buy two seats The Black Jersey in advance Thiss talking about airline seats specifically and goes on to blame global terrorism This Tangled Threads (Elemental Assassin is wrong and has been for probably the last decade In fact many airlines specifically reuiret Now bear The Heat of the Moment: Life and Death Decision-Making From a Firefighter in mind that the person whose blog I m linking ton two of those links s at least sixty pounds heavier than Cookie I don t know their exact weight but t s over 400 pounds Potty Training Magic: The Fun Way to go Nappy-Free Fast it s kind ofn the blog name and Cookie Tiny House: Live Small, Dream Big is specifically stated as being 330 to 337 pounds I have a majorly hard time believing that someone whos as self conscious about their weight as Cookie s didn t bother to google Flying while fat Which s also the title of a short six minute documentary you should watch So I have serious disbelief The Breakdown of Democratic Regimes: Crisis, Breakdown and Reequilibration. An Introduction in general that she had no clue that this was something that happened when half her characters talking about fatmisia and then to say something I know This Beach Is Loud! isn t truen the second line of the book That s not a good startWhere do I even go from here I guess let s talk about the storytelling a bit This Young Mr. Obama is toldn two storylines past and present The past Inside Tunisia's Al-Nahda: Between Politics and Preaching is denoted by FAT number days until NutriNation at first and later FAT Day number on NutriNation and the presents denoted by SKINNY Day number of NutriNation with the past slowly catching up to the present but still leaving about a year s gap between them First of all the fact that both the past and the present are told The Amiable Baltimoreans in first person present tenses a little weird I dunno that s just a weird stylistic choice that I wasn t Love's Pulse into Second wow that s kind of obnoxious The very first thing you readn each chapter Okfuskee: A Creek Indian Town in Colonial America is about her weightI m going to try and knock out my other complaints before gettingnto the meat of the weight stuff so let s skip to the romances Los hombres me explican cosas in this are obnoxious and I didn t like either of them First of all let s talk about the fashion designer Gareth she getsn a relationship Academic Strategy: The Management Revolution in American Higher Education in He hates fat people She doesn t care about that because she s thin now and he s hot He would not have looked at her twice when she was fat literally they we. FatHigh school senior Cookie Vonn’s post graduation dreamsnclude getting out of Phoenix attending Parsons and becoming the next great fashion designer But n the world of fashion being fat s a cardinal sin It doesn’t help that she’s constantly compared to her supermodel mother and named after a dessert Thanks to her job at a fashion blog Cookie scores a trip to New York to pitch her portfolio and appeal for a scholarship but her plans are put on st. Re supposed to meet when she was fat and Plautus it didn t happen basically because she was fat and the book s buttmonkey but you know he s hot so who caresf he s an awful personNow Managing from the Heart ignoring all that he sn at least his mid thirties and she s nineteen He literally says I suck at romance and you re an Crown of Violet inexperienced nineteen year old So why are you sleeping with her dude She s literallydolized him for years He s on a first name basis with the Dean of her dream school that she couldn t afford to go to and everyone suggests that he pay her tuition and acts like t s a given he will because they re sleeping together His company hired her so he s her boss and could also ruin her future career That s totally not an A Coney Island Reader: Through Dizzy Gates of Illusion imbalance of power that makes the consent situation sticky at alls Creating the Constitution: 1787 it He calls himself Uncle Gary jokingly when she s upset at one point and I was so grossed outOn the other hand you have Tommy Her best friend who she s had a crush on forever Hes perfectly fine with people bullying her about her weight and thinks that she should just get over Time After Time it and not taket so seriously At one point he says stuff about how people have tried diets and they don t work and some people are happy the way they are and then almost Rosie's Mom: Forgotten Women Workers of the First World War immediately goes My mom s doing NutriNation You could try that Like wow Sure you re great but try this diet that will surely workWhen they talk about his feelingst s really gross He goes on about howhe did everything and mentions taking her to school dances spent hours with her grandmothers was there for her and waited and waited And honestly what the frig Does he think that she should have liked him because he was her friend Not to mention he blames her for not knowing she liked him but he never uses his big boy words to say he likes her It s so entitled and gross and In the American Province: Studies in the History and Historiography of Ideas it reflects a lot of the misogynyn the bookThere African Perspectives on Colonialism is a heavy reliance on mean girls for conflict which makes the conflict feelsncredibly shallow A thin girl was mean to me because I m fat Staying Dry: 99 Tips to Bring You Back from the End of Your Rope is a very shallow take on fat oppression At one point Cookie seeks out a geek guy to make her blog because she s not capable of Googling how to make a wordpress seriously and he says a girl who he asked out and rejected him will be on a barstool next to me begging for my phone numbern five years and Cookie basically agrees with him It s really not coolThere are no ueer people Madonna Red in this A book focused on the fashionndustry has no ueer people Not a one I also noticed a grand total of one POC Humanism and Education in Medieval and Renaissance Italy: Tradition and Innovation in Latin Schools from the Twelfth to the Fifteenth Century in a book set almost entirelyn New York Argentina and Arizona Cause you know those places are super white It Innocent on Her Wedding Night is also uite amisic with gross comments about just friends and weird things about being a virgin forever being treated like being a leper There s also a lot of ableism I ll getnto the healthism later but there s ableism even aside from that Disabled people just don t exist The End of Sacrifice: Capital Punishment Writings of John Howard Yoder in this bookAnd I supposet s time to talk about the weight loss arc The author s note says this The Dominican Intervention isn t a Cinderella weight loss story but yeaht kinda Elusive Equality: Women's Rights, Public Policy, and the Law is It s the Fantasy of Being Thin Every single good thing that happens to her happens because she s thin She got the NutriWater sponsorship of her blog solely because she rannto an The Clairmont Correspondence: Letters of Claire Clairmont, Charles Clairmont, and Fanny Imlay Godwin, 1808-1879 important person from the company at the airport literally she dropped her water all over the floor and he smpressed by her American Physicians in the Nineteenth Century: From Sects to Science inspirational weight loss Gareth wouldn t have dated her when she was fat which frankly I thinks a small mercy but certainly helped her get further aheadMeanwhile everything bad that happens to her happens because she Neighboring Lives is fat or because she was fat She pretty much loses her friendship with Tommy because she wouldn t put up with being bullied for her weight and he somehow thought that was all her fault and even at the end they basically agree to disagree so they can stay friends People are constantly making weight related comments around her seriously no ones just talking about their taxes Chernobyl Zone (I) in public Every single bad thing that could happen to a fat person ever happens to Cookie while she s fat because of courset does She has to buy a second seat on an airplane a mean girl bullies her about her weight and then turns out to work at her job no one ever likes her romantically because she s fat she gets sent to fat camp and on and onThere The Algiers Motel Incident is not a bad thing that happens to her thatsn t because she s fat and there Washington Seen: A Photographic History, 1875-1965 is basically not a good thing that happens to her thatsn t because she s thin It s exhausting to readHere s a list of things that the book says fat people can t do have people be romantically nterested «My Name is Freida Sima»: The American-Jewish Women’s Immigrant Experience Through the Eyes of a Young Girl from the Bukovina in them be asked to school dances by said romanticallynterested people get married hike up a hill walk a mile run five miles exercise for reasons that aren t based Iwo Jima: Legacy of Valor in revenge wear miniskirts wear clothing thatsn t flattering wear clothing that doesn t pull off something of a magic act and make them look thin and this one really makes me angryThis book mplies that fat people can t be victims of sexual assault or harassment To uote a scene where a very creepy dude s oggling herSituations like this have been one of the hardest things about losing weight My body changed and suddenly I became a player Stone of Asylum (Dance of the Crane in this game where people are trying to get sex or approval or whatever from each otherI m going to point out this creepy dudes her stepfather Might be a shocker Cookie but fat people aren t mmune from abuse I d also point out that fat people Have Plenty Of Consensual plenty of consensual but wow the mplication there that fat people can t be harassed The Mercy Seat is really freaking grossThe diet program that magically works when nothing elsencluding the nine thousand USD for the length Christmas break fat camp that she s sent to twice works Summer and Smoke is basically Weight Watchers by another name I m going to uote Ragen Chastain here because she sayst wonderfullyOne study showed that participants lost around about 10 pounds Head Over Heels in six months and kept off half of that for two years Karen Miller Kovach chief scientific officer of Weight Watchers International at the time said It s nice to see this validation of what we ve been doing So we ren agreement that Weight Watchers doesn t work yes This Sprichw�rter: H�fflicheit Zier, H�chste Vernunfft Und Klugheit, Was Auch Zu Ewiger Unnd Zeitlicher Wei�heit, Tugent, Kunst Unnd Wesen Dient, Gesp�rt Und Begriffen; Von Alten Und Jetzigen Im Brauch Gehabt Und Beschrieben, in Etlich Tausent Zusammen Br is also part of the reason why they are bleeding money leading to things like serial yo yo dieter Oprah needing to buy them co opting the language of size acceptance and releasing special lightbulbs because having sex as a fat persons just something you shouldn t do with the lights on and offering their program to teens for free because why not
get the children on the diet culture wagon as early as possibleMind youthe children on the diet culture wagon as early as possibleMind you thinks there s less support for losing weight than there Roula Rouge: Roman is for uitting smoking I guess Cookie didn t know there s a 65 billion dietndustry She also mentions medicaton for uitting smoking but acts like that doesn t exist for losing weight I guess the anal leakage wasn t glamorous enough to write about and to be fair Monsieur Saguette and His Baguette it doesn t work but there s a 615 million dollarndustry of those tooThe fact of the matter s long term ntentional weight loss doesn t work If Poor Man's Imaginary Friend it did why would there be such a bigndustry trying to sell Freedom by the Sword: The U.S. Colored Troops 1862-1867 - South Atlantic Coast, Gulf Coast, Mississippi River, Southern States, Reconstruction it to you You could just dot and be done Love and Magic I: 9 Paranormal Romances ift was easy Diets don t work It doesn t matter Hummingbird if you callt a lifestyle change or healthy eating or anything There Beyond Identity Politics: Feminism, Power and Politics is little to no evidence that anyone knows how to make fat people thin permanently Fifty years of weight loss research says this The book however argues that people who drop weight faster than two pounds a week don t usually keept off and sometimes people with thyroid conditions might plateau several sizes below what they started at but they won t gain weight when they stop dieting or anything see PiperSo this book acting like Das Licht brennt ein Loch in den Tag it s as easy to lose weight as going on Weight Watchers for a year really makes me angry I also thinkt really enforces a ton of stereotypes about fat people like that they eat than thin people because god forbid someone with a larger body NEED to eat that they re only fat because they overeat that every fat person emotionally eats which Das alte Haus is not handled with any kind of deptht s just handled through determination and notWeight Watchers that no fat person La Folle de Chaillot is physically fit that fat people binge that fat people must be made to look thinner by their clothing ort s not flattering fck flattering There s also so much healthism It s only okay to be fat f you re healthy. Andby when she’s declared too fat to fly Forced to turn to her BFF for cash Cookie buys a second seat on the plane She arrives n the city to find that she’s been replaced by the boss’s daughter a girl who’s everything she’s not ultrathin and superrich Bowing to society’s pressure she vows to lose weight get out of the friend zone with her crush and put her life on track Skinny Cookie expected sunshine and rainbows but nothing about her new life.