Download the first chapter of Fat and Faithful

12540846_10101192108217838_2719739213479755419_nThis is a photo from my childhood  – I am standing with a neighbor of ours, Ms. Trudy. She and her sister whom she lived with – Ms. Mattie – were like grandmothers to me. They taught us how to make pickles and their home was a frequent destination. I’d admire their collection of porcelain dolls and my brothers would watch baseball games on TV with them.  This is one of the only pictures I have with Ms. Trudy. Although it is blurry, I’m grateful for the tender moment it captures.

I write about Ms. Trudy in my book. About how she was one of the first people to model for me what it means to be body-positive. She certainly didn’t use those words. She just lived her life in ways that we call radical now. I write more about what that looked like and how it impacted me at a young age in chapter one.

My publisher, Fortress Press, is offering a download of chapter one of Fat and Faithful as well as a discussion guide to everyone who pre-orders.
Instructions:

  1. Preorder Fat and Faithful from your favorite retailer before June 30 at 11:59 EDT
  2. Use information from your receipt and fill out the form at this link before June 30 at 11:59 EDT

You will receive a link to download the first chapter of Fat and Faithful AND a free discussion guide.

If you ready chapter one in these next few weeks before August 1 – I’d love to hear what you think!

 

 

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