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Fat Cow, Fat Chance: The science and psychology of size (Hardback)Jenni Murray (author)
Fearless and highly perceptive, Fat Cow, Fat Chance is a candid investigation into battles with obesity and body image. Through exploring the latest research in genetics, hormones, the food industry and the psychology of dieting, as well as the political and social roots of fat-shaming, Murray’s book is filled with eye-opening information, personal insights, humour and hope.
At sixty-four, Jenni Murray's weight had become a disability. She avoided the scales, she wore a uniform of baggy black clothes, refused to make connections between her weight and health issues and told herself that she was fat and happy. She was certainly fat. But the happy part was an Oscar-worthy performance. In private she lived with a growing sense of fear and misery that her weight would probably kill her before she made it to seventy.
Interwoven with the science, social history and psychology of weight management, Fat Cow, Fat Chance is a refreshingly honest account of what it's like to be fat when society dictates that skinny is the norm. It asks why we overeat and why, when the weight is finally lost through dieting, do we simply pile the pounds back on again? How do we help young people become comfortable with the way they look? What are the consequences of the obesity epidemic for an already overstretched NHS? And, whilst fat shaming is so often called out, why is it that shouting 'fat cow' at a woman in the street hasn't been included in the list of hate crimes?
Fusing politics, science and personal pain, this is a powerful exploration of our battle with obesity.
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 392 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 27 mm
'Jenni has a light touch when writing about hers and others struggles with eating and bodies. She does it too with the science, so that agony and confusion is mixed with humour and hope. A beautiful book.' - Susie Orbach
'I'd put this book into every school as a warning to girls - and boys - not to waste their lives obsessing over food.' - Mail on Sunday
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