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The Other "F" Word: A Celebration of the Fat & Fierce

  • Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse 1010 Foothill Boulevard La Cañada Flintridge (map)

A Reading/Booksigning with editor Angie Manfredi and Los Angeles-based contributors

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CHUBBY. CURVY. FLUFFY. PLUS-SIZE. THICK. FAT. The time has come for fat people to tell their own stories. The (Other) F Word (Abrams Books) combines the voices of Renée Watson, Julie Murphy, Jes Baker, Samantha Irby, Bruce Sturgell, and more in a relatable guide about body image and fat acceptance. This collection of art, poetry, essays, and fashion tips is meant for people of all sizes who desire to be seen and heard in a culture consumed by a narrow definition of beauty. By combining the talents of renowned fat Young Adult and middle-grade authors, as well as fat influencers and creators, this book offers activists of all ages a tool for navigating our world with confidence and courage.


Angie Manfredi is a librarian and writer who has spent the last 11 years working with children and teens. She is a passionate advocate for literacy and diversity.

 Angie is fat and not sorry about it.

"This book of self-affirming, self-defining, and self-loving essays is exactly what we need in this fat-hating, fat-phobic society we are living in today." (Mirna Valerio, ultramarathoner and author of A Beautiful Work in Progress)

Earlier Event: September 21
Peter Seth, "When I Got Out"
Later Event: October 2
Brown Bag Book Club