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Fatty Fatty Boom Boom: A Memoir of Food, Fat, and Family by Rabia Chaudry

ibeforem's review against another edition

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emotional reflective medium-paced

3.0

I have been following Rabia for several years and have great respect for her and her work, but I have a lot of mixed feelings about this book. I wish she could speak as lovingly about herself as she speaks about the food she describes. I respect her journey and her right to feel how she wants to about her body and how she wants it to be, but the fatphobia is rampant. The way she was treated was absolutely awful. And what hurts even more is that she was never even *that* fat.

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medium-paced

1.0

I finished this out of spite. I found this book to just be constant fat phobia and the author talking about their weight and weight loss journey. I am not a medical professional, but to me definite disorder eating habits that some may find triggering.  Not what I thought this was going to be. 
The one star is for the wonderful and vivid descriptions of food from Pakistan and other areas of the world. 

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casira's review

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informative reflective medium-paced

3.5


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ebuss4's review against another edition

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inspiring reflective medium-paced

4.25

Great cultural perspective on food, fat, and weight loss. Good book to recommend clients, depending on where they are in their weight management journey. 

samlaffey's review

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emotional funny hopeful reflective medium-paced

4.5

slb05's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful informative inspiring reflective medium-paced

4.25

joeyhannah's review against another edition

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challenging funny medium-paced

4.0

youngblackademic98's review

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emotional reflective medium-paced

3.25


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bambiann's review against another edition

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emotional inspiring reflective fast-paced

5.0


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bookishpenguin's review against another edition

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emotional funny medium-paced

2.0