F*ck Your Diet: And Other Things My Thighs Tell Me
Lelia's bringing us today's #OMPReads - F*CK YOUR DIET: AND OTHER THINGS MY THIGHS TELL ME by @Chloe_Hilliard (from @GalleryBooks)! "Comedian Chloé Hilliard offers a fabulous collection of stories about her life--all imbued with her clever humor--but you really see her background as a journalist as she offers thoroughly researched asides that touch on issues related to America's relationship with food. She uses her own experiences to shed light on racism, socioeconomic issues, and how Western culture views women's bodies. This book has much more sustenance to it than the popcorn and cookies on the cover would lead you to believe! Fans of Issa Rae will devour this smart, funny memoir." Buy it with the link in our bio!
By the time Chloé Hilliard was 12, she wore a size 12—both shoe and dress—and stood over six feet tall. Fitting in was never an option. That didn’t stop her from trying. Cursed with a “slow metabolism,” “baby weight,” and “big bones,”—the fat trilogy—Chloe turned to fad diets, starvation, pills, and workouts, all of which failed.
Realizing that everything—from government policies to corporate capitalism—directly impacts our relationship with food and our waistlines, Chloé changed her outlook on herself and hopes others will do the same for themselves.
The perfect mix of cultural commentary, conspiracies, and confessions, F*ck Your Diet pokes fun at the all too familiar, misguided quest for better health, permanent weight loss, and a sense of self-worth.