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Fat Cow, Fat Chance: The science and psychology of size
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Fat Cow, Fat Chance: The science and psychology of size (Hardback)

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'A powerful, poignant tale of dieting and despair.' The Times



'A moving, brutally honest memoir about what it feels like to be fat-shamed.' Mail on Sunday

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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.

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'Agony and confusion, humour and hope. A beautiful book.' SUSIE ORBACH, author of Fat is a Feminist Issue

BiographyMemoirsHealth & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyCoping with personal problemsCoping with eating disordersHealth & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyFitness & dietDiets & dietingHealth & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyPopular medicine & healthWomen's healthPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesFood & society Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd Publication Date: 16/07/2020 ISBN-13: 9780857525840  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Jenni Murray is a journalist and broadcaster who has presented BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour since 1987. She is the author of several books, including Memoirs of a Not So Dutiful Daughter, A History of Britain in 21 Women and A History of the World in 21 Women. She lives in north London and on the south coast.

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