Happy Fat: Taking Up Space in a World That Wants to Shrink You

Happy Fat: Taking Up Space in a World That Wants to Shrink You

Sofie Hagen

‘Perfect, kind, hilarious and persuasive’ Lena Dunham

‘You need this book. Your mum needs this book. Your best friend needs this book. Everyone needs a dose of Happy Fat!’ Julie Murphy

‘I am a fat person and I love my body. I feel lucky to be able to say that – it has taken a lot of work and a lot of time. I want to tell you what I have learned and how I got here.’

In Happy Fat, comedian Sofie Hagen shares how she removed fatphobic influences from her daily life and found self-acceptance in a world where judgement and discrimination are rife.

From shame and sex to airplane seats, love and getting stuck in public toilets, Sofie provides practical tips for readers – drawing wisdom from other Fat Liberation champions along the way.

Part memoir, part social commentary, Happy Fat is a funny, angry and impassioned look at how taking up space in a culture that is desperate to reduce you can be radical, emboldening and life-changing.

Reviews of Happy Fat: Taking Up Space in a World That Wants to Shrink You

    • ‘This book is for anyone who has ever felt out of place in the world … Sofie Hagen is who we don’t deserve but we all need’ Lena Dunham
    • ‘This book is the fat best friend you wished you had before endlessly trying to fit in’ Scottee
    • ‘I loved every single word of this masterpiece! … I want to hug every page, and shout it from the rooftops. It explains so beautifully what it is to be fat … the shame you experience and but also the utter joy of learning to love yourself and to see through the lies’ Helen Thorn, Scummy Mummies
    • ‘As an old-school stand-up of the self-deprecating variety, I found Sofie’s book fascinating and it’s introduced to me a whole new school of thought’ Jo Brand