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Plus SIzed Lit

Posted Jan 11 2010 11:08am

I posted an article not-so-long-ago about "weighty teen literature," which is to say fiction featuring plus-sized heroines. I was particularly moved by the article's conclusion, a quote from publisher Elizabeth Law -- she said:  "We're beginning to realize there's more to life than weight loss. There just seems to be a little more acknowledgment in our culture now that everybody just can't go on Slim-Fast and get it taken care of."

Thank you, Elizabeth.

Personally, I think too often the emphasis is put on appearance when it should be more about your health. When people ask me how much weight I want to lose, I often reply "I just want to feel healthy." That makes me a little more comfortable with my struggles. I want to know I'm doing it for a solid, important reason, more so than just a desire to be able to shop at Forever 21 (which, in case you hadn't read, anyone now can anyway)!

But moving on, one of the authors mentioned in the aformentioned article has published another plus-sized-themed work of fiction and I wanted to give it a little shout-out, if you don't mind. Please check out Leigh Purtill's "The Rise of Ginny Cooper." It's a free download and it's a fun and fabulous read.

It's Monday, folks. I hope everyone's hanging in there. This weekend is a 3-day'er and I don't know about you but I could not be happier about it! Cheers!

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