The kind folks at Seal Press sent me a copy of Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Love, Life and Fashion edited by Virgie Tovar a few weeks ago for me to review, and I literally started reading it the minute I ripped open the envelope. This is one book I was really excited to get into.
What can I say about this book other than… it’s fabulous! You may know some of the contributors, amazing fierce fatties like Charlotte Cooper, Margritte Kristjanss0n, Tasha Fierce, Golda Poretsky and of course Virgie Tovar amongst others, all of whom have been writing for awhile online. There are also heaps of other brilliant pieces from other writers I had not heard of too.
This book made me laugh, think, cry, ask questions and pump my fist in the air in triumph. Not just for baby fab fatties Hot & Heavy had me asking questions and stretching my thoughts about all kinds of topics, from my choices in clothes to fat sexuality. But so much of it resonated with me I felt like I was having a conversation with friends, not just reading a book.
I would say that Hot & Heavy is the new must-have book for all fab fatties, whatever stage of their lives they happen to be in. If you can’t buy it, urge your local library to get copies for you to borrow. I wish I could buy each and all of you a copy, I know this one will have pride of place on my bookshelves.