My 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.

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My book, The Fat Lady Sings, published by: Karnac Books, March 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


The Fat Lip Podcast - hear me talk about fat and writing The Fat Lady Sings with Ash, host of the The Fat Lip.                                    

Watch my interview with David Van Nuys  for his podcast, Shrink Rap Radio 

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