You Have the Right To Remain Fat
by Virgie Tovar
Release Date: August 14
Virgie Tovar is a critical voice in the fat acceptance movement, confronting the fatphobia that tells plus-size people their bodies must be altered until they’re perceived as acceptable. From childhood, Tovar believed that her fat body needed to change, so she spent the next 20 years dieting. Now she focuses on dismantling fatphobic systems that keep fat people in this perpetual state of not quite living their fullest lives. Fat combines candid essays with cultural criticism that will embolden fat people to simply live.