The Fat Lady Sings Book

One night over 20 years ago I sat in my friend Pauline’s living room s we talked about our wishes and hopes for our futures. I was recently divorced, my kids were almost grown and I had this great empty canvas of a life ahead of me. I heard myself say to Pauline that I was going to write a book. I had no idea what that book would be about or when I would write it, but the desire to write it came into my awareness that night.

And here we are. After working on it for just about 7 years, which seems a fairy tale length of time, the book is done and will soon be available to anyone who wants to read it.

There she is, on the right — The Fat Lady Sings. My book. 

Published by: Karnac Books

Publication Date: March 31, 2017; available now from Karnac Books.


The silent woman 

Life in the panopticon 

The war on obesity: a cultural complex at work 

When a body meets a body: fat enters the consulting room 

Dancing with Marion Woodman: searching for meaning 

Woodman, my mother, and me 

Woodman and anger, food, eating, and control 

A last look at Woodman 

Memory, shame, and the fat body—pulling it all together 

My body, my self: toward a theory of fat and trauma 

Back to the consulting room: blind spots and remedies 

Coming out as fat 

Here is a sample — Excerpt from Chapter 1


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