Last week, the Fat Girl Walking book came out and I’m happy to share my thoughts on it with you.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book.
Fat Girl Walking Book
There are two main reasons I chose to feature this Fat Girl Walking book. For starters, the book is written by a fellow blogger. Brittany Gibbons writes at Brittany, Herself and she has been in the news over the years on a couple of different occasions (which I recalled immediately upon seeing her name in my inbox). It’s not that I purchase every blogger’s book, but I do try to support my blogger community when I see the opportunity to do so. Plus, having heard of her previously, I knew she was entertaining.
The second reason I chose to read and post about the Fat Girl Walking book is because of its overall message. Sure, it’s filled with laugh out loud moments (which I may have read aloud to my boyfriend). However, Brittany really manages to put it all out there for us. Having looked over Brittany, Herself more recently, I think this book is really more of an extension of her blog. It allowed her to tell new stories more in-depth than a simple blog post lends itself to.
Fat Girl Walking is an entertaining read. It features relatively short chapters. So, it was nice to have to read while I was waiting for something/someone as well as when I was riding around. It was easy to pick it up, read a chapter, and come back to a different story in another chapter later. Most of Brittany’s stories are hilarious as well as easy to relate to. I was a fat kid growing up and I found myself shaking my head in agreement when Brittany put my feelings into words.
I feel as though I should caution some readers as this book may not be for everyone (and really, what book is?). If you glance at Brittany, Herself, you will notice that Brittany is very open and honest. That is great for making a connection with the reader. However, if you are easily offended, then this book is NOT for you. Brittany cusses and tells inappropriate stories on her blog and in this book. If you don’t want to read profanity and/or about her truly personal life, then maybe you should pick up a different book this summer.
However, if you fancy a funny read this summer, then this is the perfect thing for you. The book encourages all women to have confidence in our own bodies and embrace what makes us individuals. It’s a pep talk with a sense of humor.