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
• 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