Eat Fat

Richard Klein

‘Fat is beautiful, sexy, and strong. Politicians cultivate it, singers require it, gourmets appreciate it, and lovers play with it. Fat is a fabulous three-letter word.’

Eat Fat is a perverse, delightful and ingenious celebration of fat. In it Richard Klein argues against dieting and against our culture’s current obsession with weight; as the Western world appears to be getting fatter he wonders whether there is a good reason for fat as he delights in all its forms, shapes and sizes.

‘Klein has produced a rich, wide-ranging and fascinating survey of fatness, its history, causes and semiology’ Johnny Acton, Literary Review

‘A witty and informed look at the skinny emperors of dieting and weight loss’ Jerome Burne, Independent

‘Very entertaining’ Brian Case, Time Out

Genre: Non-Fiction
ISBN: 978033034294001
Published: 09/01/1998

Richard Klein

Richard Klein

Richard Klein is a Professor of French Literature at Cornell University. In his books Cigarettes are Sublime, Eat Fat and On Jewellery, he uses critical theory to gain new insights into contemporary cultural issues.

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