Monday, December 16, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
She makes the point that porn has become the primary form of sex education (nature abhors a vacuum and commerce expands to fill it, right?) But what are the real world consequences of modeling actual sex after what we see in the movies?
Gallop started with a TED talk and launched a website so popular it almost crashed the first day, and it even became a TED book (which is how I found it). Now it seems to be morphing into a participation forum.
Friday, November 8, 2013
I don't have a post to contribute myself but my wonderful publisher, Peggy Elam at Pearlsong Press posted this eloquent appreciation
A hundred years from now, or more, people will have the collection of writings in Shadow on a Tightrope as a record of the early days of and need for fat liberation. By that time I hope fat oppression and its many manifestations are extinct. But they're still alive and kicking now, so I recommend arming yourself with a potent weapon. If you don't have your own copy of Shadow on a Tightrope, get one. Now.
I'd like to end (after thanking Substantia Jones for use of her marvelous photo above) [LM note: wonderful photo can be seen on the Pearlsong Press post] with an excerpt from the poem from which the title of the book is taken, "whoever i am i'm a fat woman" by Sharon Bas Hannah:
will make your heart beat fast
when you hear them from a fat womon
you'll grow pale
but she's marching toward you
she's here and she's taking back her life.
Happy Birthday, Shadow on a Tightrope. Thank you, and your editors and contributors and publisher.
Also here's a link to Golda Poretsky's list of links! Noting that this was something that couldn't be done 30 years ago!
Monday, October 28, 2013
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Higgins comes from a different perspective than I do. She’s “New-Agey” enough to invite readers to call her “your fairy angel.” She now works helping clients build self-esteem and empowerment without dieting, but for 3 years she worked at Jenny Craig. The rest of my post is at Body Impolitic
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Here's what Pearlsong Press founder, Peggy Elam says:
FYI, in response to the American Medical Association's recent decision to declare "obesity" a disease -- against the recommendations of its scientific advisory committee -- we have decided to release the Kindle ebook of Acceptable Prejudice? Fat, Rhetoric & Social Justice by Lonie McMichael, Ph.D. a month early -- and give it away for free for five days starting July 4.
We had already scheduled a free giveaway during that period for A Ton of Trouble, Book 4 in Lynne Murray's Josephine Fuller mystery series, so we're combining the promotions. I've scheduled a blog post for tomorrow/Sunday morning announcing them, and just sent out a press release to the ASDAH, Show Me the Data and Fat Studies egroups, asking that word be spread. (A separate blog post just announcing the ATOT giveaway will be published Wednesday morning.)
Links to the blog post(s) will go out over Facebook & Twitter, so please like/share/retweet as you can. And spread the word whatever other ways you think of. The Acceptable Prejudice? ebook has been called "Fat Acceptance 101" and could be a great opportunity for someone unfamiliar with the issues to learn about them for free.
Read more about Acceptable Prejudice? at http://www.pearlsong.com/acceptableprejudice.htm . More about A Ton of Trouble at http://www.pearlsong.com/atonoftrouble.htm .
Friday, June 14, 2013
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Saturday, June 1, 2013
We decided to take the Amazon Select option, so the ebook version will be exclusive to Amazon for 90 days, but the trade paperback is available from many Pearlsong, Barnes & Noble, Powells and the Book Depository.
The book was partly inspired by what was probably the most fun job I ever had.
For several years I worked in the word processing department of a law firm whose founding partner owned a winery in Sonoma County. Each 4th of July, he invited the staff to a picnic where we could spend a day rambling through the vineyards and admiring his winery, stables, small lake, politically important guests, etc. in between competitive, picnic-style events. Alas, the job and the picnics ended with major staff cuts.
Knowing that I was writing mysteries, some of my fellow laid-off co-workers asked me to murder a particular manager who enjoyed getting rid of workers. He wasn't shy about what pleasure he took in replacing even the most loyal long-term employees. He did it with some glee.
Oddly, A Ton of Trouble is not the book wherein a character similar to the manager met his fate. But my former co-worker enjoyed that book so much she asked me to kill him again. This I could not do, one murder request per customer. She did suggest an interesting place to conceal the body though, and a wonderful line to accompany the discovery. These are in A Ton of Trouble. ,p. The winery in the book may be similar but its owner could not be more different from the lawyer who hosted us so long ago. No actual humans are ever harmed or even accurately portrayed in any of my books. I enjoy my fictional characters much more. In A Ton of Trouble, Wolf Lambert is a legendary horror movie director who has retired to indulge in his hobby--making porn films with plus-sized leading ladies. The research for that aspect of the book was interest too--but I'll talk about it another time!
Monday, May 6, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Some thoughts on Body Impolitic on the ABC Family TV series Huge
Usually a book contains subtle layers and little touches that are missing from the more streamlined film version. But Huge is that rare video that adds depth and nuance. Some thoughts on Body Impolitic on how the TV series transcends the book. (also that cool Nikki Blonsky strip tease confrontation at the fat camp weigh-in.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Email me at email@example.com for a one-page printable Word version of the author list.
Here it is for your reading pleasure! FAT FRIENDLY FICTION
CHICK LIT & HUMOR
Corum, Ann Kondo
Scott, J. S.
Bertauski , Tony
Owen, Lauri J.
Truant, Johnny B
MYSTERY & SUSPENSE
Biggers, Earl Derr
Carr, John Dickson
Le Carré, John
Smith, Alexander McCall
Blank, Hanne (Ed.)
Jaffarian, Sue Ann
Jarrell, Donna (Ed.)
Koppelman, Susan (Ed.)
Ira Sukrungruang (Ed.)
YOUNG ADULT BOOKS
Bethancourt, Ernesto T.
Hoffman, Nina Kiriki
Purtill, C. Leigh