The Book of Jezebel
(Along with Anna Holmes, Amanda Hess, and many others, I spent much of 2011 and 2012 working on contributions to this book, which will be out in fall 2013.)
From Jezebel.com, the popular website for women, comes a must-read encyclopedic guide to pop culture, feminism, fashion, sex, and much more.
Within months of Jezebel’s May 2007 appearance on the new media scene, fans of the blog began referring to themselves as “Jezzies” in comment threads and organizing reader meet-ups in cities all over the world. By 2008, the devotion of the self-appointed Jezzies reached such a fever pitch that the New York Times ran a feature story about them and parody blogs and copycat websites began popping up right and left.
With contributions from the writers and creatives who give the site its distinctive tone and broad influence, THE BOOK OF JEZEBEL is an encyclopedia of everything important to the modern woman. Running the gamut from Abzug, Bella and Baby-sitters Club, The to Xena, Yogurt, and Zits, and filled with entertaining sidebars and arresting images, this is a must-read for the modern woman.
Lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere
The basic idea, popularized in the 2008 book ‘Health at Every Size‘ by nutritionist Linda Bacon, is that you should exercise and eat right, regardless of whether those habits cause you to lose weight. But that summary doesn’t do justice to Harding’s heady mix of outrageous rhetoric… unflinching self-revelation and high-octane sarcasm.
Nara Schoenberg, Chicago Tribune
Harding and Kirby, both self-proclaimed fat girls, have founded the ultimate fat girl’s bible, with lessons of positive body image, healthy living, and most importantly loving yourself and being healthy in your current body and at your current weight. -Linda Vongkhamchanh, iVillage’s Never Say Diet
Feed Me: Writers Dish About Food, Eating, Weight, and Body Image, edited by Harriet Brown
Yes Means Yes! Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape, edited by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti
Madonna and Me, edited by Laura Barcella