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May 2, 2023Liked by Virginia Sole-Smith

In addition to adding my review, I marked all the thoughtful reviews “helpful”. I always do that with books like this that bring out the vitriolic mouth breathers. It’s so frustrating trying to get a sense of whether a book is in accordance with my values and having to wade through a bunch of knee jerk reaction reviews by people who not only haven’t even read the book, but are probably in line with the “Moms for Liberty” way of thinking.

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May 2, 2023Liked by Virginia Sole-Smith

Antiracist Dietician is another great newsletter for your list: https://anjaliruth.substack.com

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YES. Love Anjali!

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May 2, 2023Liked by Virginia Sole-Smith

Just wanted to say THANK YOU for your smart, compassionate reporting. Both my kiddo and I loved the section in which we were quoted. And I am so bummed to miss your Boston appearance -- but it falls on said kiddo's 17th birthday, which we often celebrate with the Smitten Kitchen version of Martha's mac and cheese. We'll raise a cheesy noodle to you from Maine!

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Happy birthday to your kiddo, who I adore!!! And thank you so much for this.

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May 2, 2023Liked by Virginia Sole-Smith

Thank you for being part of the book. I got so much out of those first person experiences!

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Oh, thanks for saying this, Diana! I can't wait to pass this note on to my kid!

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May 2, 2023Liked by Virginia Sole-Smith

I think it *just* happened, because they probably detected the trolling ?

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That would be nice! Though annoying that we can’t get good reviews through. 😂

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Jul 1, 2023Liked by Virginia Sole-Smith

Just wrapped up book club where I and 5 other moms talked about Fat Talk. I didn’t know the women prior to today (we’re just in a local FB group for moms) and I was nervous if Fat Talk would be well received. I’m so happy to share that they were really interested in talking about every bit of the book. It was cathartic to verbalize what I’ve been listening and reading about and to be validated that it resonated so much with them, too. My cup is full.

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I love hearing about book club discussions! Thanks so much for sharing!

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May 3, 2023Liked by Virginia Sole-Smith

The picture books list is unreal. I just went through and ordered all of the ones we didn’t already have (which was just a few because of Burnt Toast!)

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Yay! More to come. I’ve been hearing awesome things about Vashti Williams’s new book BIG, and will be having her on the pod soon!

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May 2, 2023Liked by Virginia Sole-Smith

Thanks. Wondered about that very issue. Will try again.

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May 2, 2023Liked by Virginia Sole-Smith

Thanks for including CIHAS - honoured to be included xx

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Of course!

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Thank you for this terrific list! Our family is loving your book.

I would also suggest It's Always Been Ours by registered dietician Jessica Wilson

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May 23, 2023·edited May 23, 2023

hi! what about the documentary Fattitude? or The Student Body (although it's been a few years since I have watched it). Also, what about the book embody by Connie Sobczak? and Virgie Tovar's books and podcast Rebel Eaters Club?

Thanks for this great list. :)

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Amazing, thank you for compiling all of this - and thank you for including my newsletter, what an honour!

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You may know that Amazon is only allowing reviews by those who purchased Fat Talk there. Leaves me out since I bought from Split Rock

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So this isn’t how Amazon typically works — we know this because there are 12 reviews from haters and I highly doubt ANY of them bought the book! But sometimes if a lot of people are reviewing at once, it gets weird. You could try again in a few days? But also mostly thank you for buying and supporting an indie bookstore!

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May 2, 2023Liked by Virginia Sole-Smith

Weird! :( I had an advance reader copy and they posted my review.

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