#veryfat #verybrave The fat girl's guide to being #brave and not a dejected, melancholy, down-in-the-dumps weeping fat girl in a bikini

Nicole Byer

Book - 2020

If you've ever seen a fat person post a bikini shot on social media, you already know that they are #verybrave, because apparently existing in a fat body in public is #brave. Byer shares her impressive bikini collection -- and her hot body -- with the world. Her purpose: to help other people feel #brave by embracing their body as it is. She shares her journey to becoming #brave, as well as hot tips and tricks -- on how to find the perfect bikini, how to find your own #bravery, and how to ha...ndle haters.

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Illustrated works
Kansas City, Missouri : Andrews McMeel Publishing [2020]
Physical Description
viii, 181 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Main Author
Nicole Byer (author)
Other Authors
Kim Newmoney (photographer)
Review by Booklist Review

Byer, comedian and host of the bad-baking Netflix show Nailed It, is a self-described fat lady (not curvy, plus-sized, or other polite euphemism) whose public bikini-wearing journey began on her Instagram, where she would post pictures captioned #veryfat #verybrave. In this coffee table-style book, she advises readers embarking on their own journeys; namely, that they shouldn't change anything except self-perception and that "something new takes a hot-ass minute to get used to." In lists of delightful non-sequiturs, she explains the steps to bikini shopping (final step: live) and how to deal with those affronted by your #bravery. She talks a little bit about her childhood as a fat kid with undiagnosed ADHD and how that contributed to her feeling wrong in her body, but the main draw are the photos of Byer in over 100 different bikinis, portraits in which photographer Kim Newmoney captures the author's frenetic spirit and winking self-help message. Fans of Byer's over-the-top energy and raunchy sense of humor will smile as she laughs in the face of haters who are insulted at her very (fat, brave) existence.

From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.