Book Reviews of Scoot Over, Skinny : The Fat Nonfiction Anthology

Scoot Over, Skinny : The Fat Nonfiction Anthology
Scoot Over Skinny The Fat Nonfiction Anthology
Author: Donna Jarrell, Ira Sukrungruang
ISBN-13: 9780156030229
ISBN-10: 0156030225
Publication Date: 1/3/2005
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Harvest Books
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Scoot Over, Skinny : The Fat Nonfiction Anthology on
Helpful Score: 2
An incredibly disturbing book. The stories are filled with wisdom and strength, but also self depreciation and loathing. I was most disturbed by Irvin Yalom's piece, both because it exposes the prejudices inherent in a physician, but also because the hate and disgust he feels towards obese women is intense. Is it ok to use a patient to confront one's own demons? This book of essays left me uncomfortable.

This is NOT a feel good book of stories about obese people having fulfilling lives. It is in parts crude, vulgar, and painful.
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I was especially hooked by the following two stories:

"Fat Guys Kick Ass' By Steven A. Shaw. A humorous perspective on why it's great to be a fat guy.

"Fat Like Him" by Lori Gottlieb. This one was almost heartbreaking. The story of a woman who can't get over her boyfriend's weight. Very absorbing story.
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Pretty sad book, actually. I did enjoy Annie Lamott's essay. This is not what I was expecting.
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I had higher hopes for this one. I couldn't really get into it.
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Great book! Lots of different perspectives. I am not sure why it is listed as a kids book, it seemed quite adult to me!
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Overall, I was disappointed with this one. Only cared for one of the short stories. Found it to be cruel and vulgar