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Happy Fat by Sofie Hagen

February 22, 2019


‘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.’

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 conquered a negative relationship with her body and provides practical tips for readers to do the same – 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. S



Published 2nd May 2019 | Hardback | 9780008293871 | RRP £12.99

If you’re a bookseller in the UK or Ireland and you’d like an advance reading copy of Happy Fat, please send your request, along with your name and bookshop address, to Ammara at independentthinking@harpercollins.co.uk.


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