Lesley Kinzel


Two Whole Cakes:
How to Stop Dieting and Learn to Love Your Body

This event includes a book signing


April 20, 2012
7:00 PM


Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138


This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store and Women, Action & the Media are delighted to welcome LESLEY KINZEL for a discussion of her book Two Whole Cakes: How to Stop Dieting and Learn to Love Your Body.

How many times have you heard (or said), "Do these pants make me look fat?" Fatshionista extraordinaire Lesley Kinzel gives advice, tells stories, and challenges stereotypes about being and feeling fat in this powerful debut book. 

With the "war on obesity" shining a spotlight on the prevalence of fatness, our culture has become acutely critical of big sizes and the women who wear them. But are all fat people unhealthy? Should everyone be concerned about their BMI? Is it okay to eat what you want, and declare your body off limits to public critique? Lesley Kinzel says no to diet fads and pills, shows by example how to stop hating your body, and celebrates the possibilities of fat acceptance and smart fashion at any size.

"Every single page of this book contains an AHA! moment. Two Whole Cakes is super empowering and fun to read—you seriously can't put it down. I've read it twice, and I'm keeping it for my daughter." —Jane Pratt, founding editor of xoJane and Sassy

Lesley Kinzel
Lesley Kinzel

Lesley Kinzel

Lesley Kinzel has been engaging with body politics and social justice activism for over a decade. She has written for Newsweek and Marie Claire; profiled in a feature article in the Boston Globe; served as a guest for a roundtable discussion on fat and culture for NPR’s On Point; and been honored by The Feminist Press as one of “40 Feminists Under 40″ to watch out for. She blogs about body politics, popular culture, geek stuff and Lady Gaga videos at Two Whole Cakes, and supplies 50% of the fattery to Fatcast, a semi-regular podcast on body politics. Lesley is a regular contributor to xoJane.com.

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

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