Fat, Pretty, and Soon to be Old

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Pub Date: 09/03/2019

Pages: 160

Trim: 5 x 8

Publisher: AK Press

Imprint: AK Press

ISBN 13: 9781849353670

ISBN 10: 1849353670

Price: $16.00 / $20.99 CAN

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women

Fat, Pretty, and Soon to be Old

By Kimberly Dark

Price: $16.00

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Paperback

About the Book

“Nothing is more brilliant and juicy to me than a woman stepping fully into her self—mind, body, and spirit, full throttle, without apology. Kimberly Dark has been illuminating the path for a long time. This book is a triumph. This book is a jailbreak from cultural inscriptions meant to keep us locked up, shut up, and conforming.” —Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Chronology of Water and The Book of Joan

Fat, Pretty, and Soon to be Old is a moving, funny, and startlingly frank collection of personal essays about what it means to look a certain way. Or rather, certain ways. Navigating Kimberly Dark’s experience of being fat since childhood—as well as queer, white-privileged, a gender-confirming “girl with a pretty face,” active then disabled, and inevitably aging—each piece blends storytelling and social analysis to deftly coax readers into a deeper understanding of how appearance privilege (and stigma) function in everyday life and how the architecture of this social world constrains us. At the same time, she provides a blueprint for how each of us can build a more just social world, one interaction at a time. Includes an afterword by Health at Every Size expert, Linda Bacon.

Kimberly Dark is a writer, professor, and raconteur. She has written award-winning plays, and taught and performed for a wide range of audiences in various countries over the past two decades. She is the author of The Daddies, Love and Errors, and co-editor of the anthology Ways of Being in Teaching.

About the Book

Storyteller Kimberly Dark takes on beauty privilege, size bias, and more with a perfect blend of humor and social analysis.

Author

Kimberly Dark is a writer, professor, and raconteur, working to reveal the hidden structure of everyday life one essay, poem, or story at a time. She has written award-winning plays, and taught and performed for a wide range of audiences in various countries over the past two decades. She is the author of The DaddiesLove and Errors, and co-editor of the anthology Ways of Being in Teaching.