'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 to get here. I often meet people who are incredibly puzzled that I can love this body. Taking the world into account how we are taught to see bodies and judge bodies I understand the confusion. But I am quite sure I can explain it. I want to tell you what I have learned and how I got here.' InHappy Fat, comedian Sofie Hagen describes how she conquered a negative relationship with her body and provides practical tips for readers to do the same. She exposes how fatphobia is embedded in society at every level in our relationships, our public spaces, and the TV shows we watch powered by the toxic mix of capitalism and the media. Part-memoir, part-social commentary, in Happy Fat Sofie explains how she removed fatphobic influences from her daily life and found self-acceptance in a world where judgement and discrimination are rife drawing wisdom from other Fat Liberation champions along the way. From shame and sex to airplane seats, love and getting stuck in public toilets,Happy Fatis 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.
.Hagen.s debut hour is fantastic . consistently funny, personal, and a slyly powerful show. Chortle