Happy Fat: Taking Up Space in a World That Wants to Shrink You

Author(s): Sofie Hagen

Self-Esteem/Confidence

'I am a fat person and I love my body. I feel lucky to be able to say that. It has taken a lot of work and a lot of time to get here. I often meet people who are incredibly puzzled that I can love this body. Taking the world into account - how we are taught to see bodies and judge bodies - I understand the confusion. But I am quite sure I can explain it. I want to tell you what I have learned and how I got here.'


In Happy Fat, comedian Sofie Hagen describes how she conquered a negative relationship with her body and provides practical tips for readers to do the same. She exposes how fatphobia is embedded in society at every level - in our relationships, our public spaces, and the TV shows we watch - powered by the toxic mix of capitalism and the media. Part-memoir, part-social commentary, in Happy Fat Sofie explains how she removed fatphobic influences from her daily life and found self-acceptance in a world where judgement and discrimination are rife - drawing wisdom from other Fat Liberation champions along the way.


From shame and sex to airplane seats, love and getting stuck in public toilets, Happy Fat is a funny, angry and impassioned look at how taking up space in a culture that is desperate to reduce you can be radical, emboldening and life-changing.

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‘Perfect, kind, hilarious and persuasive' --Lena Dunham

  ‘You need this book. Your mum needs this book. Your best friend needs this book. Everyone needs a dose of Happy Fat!' --Julie Murphy

General Fields

  • : 9780008293871
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Australia
  • : Fourth Estate
  • : May 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 256
  • : Sofie Hagen
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 306.4613092