‘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