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Two Whole Cakes

How to Stop Dieting and Learn to Love Your Body

Lesley Kinzel

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From the internationally renowned Fatshionista blogger, a "vulnerable, funny, whip-smart" celebration of fat acceptance and body confidence (Hanne Blank).

From Photoshopped pictures to food-shaming to the latest crop of diet fads, our culture is obsessed with weight--as in, the less of it the better. In this spirited book based on the popular blog of the same name, Lesley Kinzel urges readers to do away with calorie-counting, cutting carbs, and all of the diet "secrets" foisted on us by the media. Instead of conforming to an unrealistic and unnecessary standard, the key to confidence--and happiness--is to learn to love the body you have, no matter what shape you are.

Full of personal observations, enthusiastic encouragement, and straightforward advice, this is the non-diet book for everyone who wants to enjoy life at any size. Hanne Blank, author of Big, Big Love, calls it, "a delightfully readable way out of our culture's unrealistic expectations of body size and appearance."

"Every single page of this book contains an AHA moment. Two Whole Cakes is super empowering and fun to read--you seriously can't put it down. I've read it twice, and I'm keeping it for my daughter." --Jane Pratt, founding editor of xoJane and Sassy

"This accessible blend of memoir and cultural theory is a lifeline and a love letter; one is better off in the world for having read it." --Marianne Kirby, co-author of Lessons From the Fat-o-Sphere



Praise For Two Whole Cakes: How to Stop Dieting and Learn to Love Your Body

This accessible blend of memoir and cultural theory is a lifeline and a love letter; one is better off in the world for having read it.”Marianne Kirby, co-author of Lessons From the Fat-o-Sphere

Two Whole Cakes is a vulnerable, funny, whip-smart, incendiary book that offers a delightfully readable way out of our culture's unrealistic expectations of body size and appearance.”Hanne Blank, author of Big Big Love

"Every single page of this book contains an AHA! moment. Two Whole Cakes is super empowering and fun to readyou seriously can't put it down. I've read it twice, and I'm keeping it for my daughter." Jane Pratt, founding editor of xoJane and Sassy

I am extremely grateful that Lesley Kinzel is flooding cyberspace with provocative conversations about the political, financial, emotional, and spiritual struggles resulting from America's obsession with weight.”
Camryn Manheim, actor and author of Wake Up, I’m Fat!

Feminist Press, 9781558617933, 160pp.

Publication Date: April 10, 2012



About the Author

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 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, the Guardian, the Boston Globe, the New York Post, and the New York Times.