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“Manne’s argument draws on personal experiences . . . and on trenchant analyses of the ways in which fatness has been regarded throughout history.”—The New Yorker

Unshrinking is an incisive polemic that brilliantly dissects fatphobia, the way it encroaches upon our lives, and how ultimately we can, if we are willing, do the challenging work of unlearning damaging ideas about fatness, health, and happiness.”—Roxane Gay, author of Hunger

“Kate Manne tears down the fortress of Western fatphobia. . . . Unshrinking is a project of deconstruction, archaeology, and care.”—Los Angeles Review of Books

“[Manne] writes in harrowing detail of her own experiences of discrimination and the cycle of shockingly disordered eating. . . . Claiming total ownership of one’s own body ought not to feel radical, but perhaps it is.”—The New Statesman

“Manne brilliantly ushers forth scientific studies and powerful anecdotes to dispel us of the [notion] that a fat body is necessarily an unhealthy body. . . .”—Chicago Review of Books

“The personal is political when it comes to fatphobia and Kate Manne has written this intimate and razor-sharp examination to expose the gaslighting, double standards and conditioning behind size discrimination.”—Ms.

Unshrinking is a must-read, no matter your body size, and an unignorable call to action.”—Anne Helen Petersen, author of Can’t Even

“If you have ever struggled to feel safe in your body as it is, or if you have ever wondered who your body is for, Manne has articulated the answer: Our bodies belong to us.”—Virginia Sole-Smith, author of Fat Talk

“An essential book of impossible-to-overstate importance, Unshrinking is a lucid, vital addition to the fat canon.”—Carmen Maria Machado, author of In the Dream House

“Both trenchant and moving, Unshrinking is a long-overdue reckoning and a manifesto for true intersectionality.”—Kimberlé Crenshaw, co-editor of Critical Race Theory

“Trust Kate Manne to provide the clearest statement of one of the major problems of the twenty-first century.”—Emily Nagoski, author of Come As You Are

“This rich text for the ages is one we should all read, especially if we desire to create a world that treats fat people with more dignity and less disdain.”—Evette Dionne, author of Weightless

Unshrinking is a deft autoethnographic work that brilliantly weaves together indisputable research with parts of Kate Manne’s own personal story.”—Da’Shaun Harrison, author of Belly of the Beast

“As someone raised in the era of ‘nothing tastes as good as skinny feels,’ I am beyond grateful to Kate Manne for ushering in the era of Unshrinking.”—Jessica DeFino, writer, The Unpublishable

“[A] brilliant takedown of fatphobia . . .”Booklist, starred review

“Incisive . . . A brave, thought-provoking book.”—Kirkus Reviews

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