A Big Man's Ideas on Weight, Success, and Acceptance
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A poignant, funny, and, above all, honest look at obesity
from the inside out. Is it the goal of life to be thin? Or
to be happy? In this inspiring story, those two elusive
goals become one, as a fat man learns acceptance, loses the
guilt, and gains the wisdom to manage his weight.
You can hardly pick up a magazine or turn on the TV today
without encountering a torrent of talk on weight. But all
too rarely do we hear from overweight people
themselvesï¿½especially menï¿½about how life feels inside the
body of a fat person. Mike Berman shares that story in this
hopeful and uplifting memoir.
A self-proclaimed "fat man" who is also a happy
manï¿½successful in his career, marriage, and
friendshipsï¿½Berman has earned his insight and peace of mind
through decades of personal struggle. In Living Large, this
well-known political activist and Washington lobbyist never
shies away from the pain and daunting challenges of being
seriously overweight. But Berman has an important message
that he wants to be heard: Fatness is not a moral failing,
but a disease; and once it is accepted as such, it can be
Laurence Shames, author of Not Fade Away, has tackled this
important story and captured Mike Bermanï¿½s voice as movingly
as he did the late Peter Bartonï¿½s in that beloved,
critically acclaimed memoir.
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