• Landwhale

  • By: Jes Baker
  • Narrated by: Jes Baker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-08-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (64 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

By the author of Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls and a heroine of the body image movement, an intimate, gutsy memoir about being a fat woman
Jes Baker burst onto the body positivity scene when she created her own ads mocking Abercrombie & Fitch for discriminating against all body types - -a move that landed her on the Today show and garnered a loyal following for her raw, honest, and attitude-filled blog missives.
Building on the manifesta power of Things, this memoir goes deeply into Jes' inner life, from growing up a fat girl to dating while fat. With material that will have readers laughing and crying along with Jes' experience, this new book is a natural fit with her irreverent, open-book style.
A deeply personal take, Landwhale is a glimpse at life as a fat woman today, but it's also a reflection of the unforgiving ways our culture still treats fatness, all with Jes' biting voice as the guide.
©2018 Jes Baker (P)2018 Hachette Audio
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Critic Reviews

"Jes Baker's words are ointment for the soul. I want to give this book to every person who's ever struggled with their body and its place in this world. Read this book. Thank me later." (Julie Murphy, number one New York Times best-selling author of Dumplin’')
"It's tempting to call Jes Baker 'fearless,' but to do so would diminish her profound capacity for vulnerability and, by extension, her strength. The thing that makes Jes such a force is that she is so brave, so funny, so blazing, so herself, even in the face of fear. I do not know what we would do without her." (Lindy West, New York Times best-selling author of Shrill)
"With the perfect tidal wave of humor and candid emotion, Jes once again shows me how to not only love my own body, but every body around me, as well. It's as if she's written Landwhale about the daily complicated love affair I have in my skin, and I'll never stop reading it. All women, at all stages of their journey, must read this book!" (Brittany Gibbons, New York Times best-selling author of Fat Girl Walking and The Clothes Make the Girl (Look Fat)?)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Kelly on 08-07-18

Landwhale is a must read

Jes Baker gets to the heart of things with so much humor and honesty that you feel like you're chatting with a best friend over coffee and donuts. I'd say this is a must read for anyone "of size", but it really should be a must read for everyone. There's so much to learn and work through and feel through in these pages.

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By Basson on 07-25-18

A definite must-read!

Jes is undoubtedly my favourite auther! Her honesty and vulnerability is so refreshing and she is truly the most inspirational person I have ever come across! Her work has me both crying and laughing simultaneously and will recommend her books to everybody and anybody!

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By Jenna Daku on 08-03-18

A must read if you’re trying to heal your relationship with your body

I’ve always been a fan of Jes Baker, but her memoir is truly spectacular. It had me laughing out loud, and crying, as she described in detail her experiences of living in a fat body, learning to embrace body liberation, her experience of body shaming and weight stigma, the internet trolls that have tried (unsuccessfully) to tear her down, love, PCOS, and life. And despite all of the abuse and hardships she’s experienced throughout her life, and living in her body, she seems to have processed any bitterness and rage and chooses instead to embody kindness for herself and others- and for that I’ve got mad respect. She shows how the most important thing we’ve got in this life is the relationship we have with ourselves - something that I strive to help my psychotherapy clients with every single day. Landwhale is a beautifully written example of the perils of weight stigma and fat phobia, how it permeates everything from public transportation to Harry Potter World, and what can be done to heal if you’re at the receiving end <3 So much love for this book, and for Jes. Girl, hit me up if you’re ever in London and I’d love to buy you a vodka tonic xx - Jenna

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 08-07-18

it's amazing and inspiring- every word!

I love every word that jes has to say! shes real in every minute of this book. it's so good to have feel strong and positive women in the world. jm so glad I'm now part of the body positive network!

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