NONFICTION

FPS   Smart, sassy, sensual, and soulful — five women share the poetry and process of fat embodiment.  |  FPS2  Embraces the lives of fat women in a thin-loving culture, living and loving with gusto, passion, and yearning.  |  FPS3  Features poems about the joys, sorrows, anger, sadness, and pleasure of living in a world that constantly tries to reject and inhibit fat people. Includes “The Days of Fat Lilith,” a series of poems celebrating fat goddesshood.
Flying On Invisible Wings by Felix Garmendia
Félix Garmendía’s poems narrate his life as a gay activist in the face of illness and intolerance, from his early years in conservative Puerto Rico to his arrival in New York City, experiences as an HIV+ survivor, and disability due to Inclusion Body Myositis.

Other Nations: An Animal Journal

Poems recognizing the individuality of animals with the view that they are, as naturalist Henry Beston saw them, “other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth.”

Soul Mothers' Wisdom: Seven Insights for the Single Mother

Clinical social worker shares seven key insights she has identified through years of workshops, counseling sessions, and her own self-examination as a single mother.

Talking Fat Health vs. Persuasion in the War on Our BodiesAcceptable Prejudice? Fat Rhetoric & Social Justice

TF  The “war on obesity” is about many things, but it is not about health.  |  AP  “Fat Acceptance 101.” The phenomena of fat prejudice — from inception to resistance — is explored using bell hooks’ ideology of domination.

Hiking the Pack Line: Moving from Grief to a Joyful Life by Bonnie M. Shapbell

A practical guide to rebuilding life after death of a spouse or other devastating loss.
ExtraOrdinary An End of Life Story Without End
A spiritual memoir and love story about a man who became a healer and a teacher in his mid-nineties as his own life was coming to completion.
A Life Interrupted Living with Brain Injury by Louise Mathewson
A collection of poems chronicling the author’s recovery from a brain damaging car accident, with a list of journaling therapy writing prompts and other resources she found helpful in transcending trauma.
Love is the Thread A Knitting Friendship by Leslie Moise
Sustained by the metaphor of knitting, the author traces the way one spiritual friendship can change all our relationships, with strangers and friends, from friends to family and beyond.
10 Steps to Loving Your Body (No Matter What Size You Are) by Pat BallardSomething to Think About Reflections on Life, Family, Body Image & Other Weighty Matters by the Queen of Rubenesque Romances
10S  The Queen of Rubenesque Romances shares the steps she created — and took — to heal the damage of years of dieting.  |  STTA  Homespun wisdom shines in this inspirational collection of short essays, quotations, and poetry. Available exclusively from Amazon’s Kindle store.
Born to an emotionally abusive father and long-suffering mother, Linda felt off kilter even before being diagnosed with scoliosis. Balance eluded her until she learned to stretch her Self as well as spine.

Beyond Measure A Memoir About Short Stature & Inner Growth by Ellen Frankel

A touching, tender, and at times funny account of a woman’s struggle for stature in a 4 foot 8 1/2 inch tall body, speaking to the heart of soul-breaking attempts to fit an arbitrary and elusive cultural ideal of physical perfection.
52 people whose achievements after age 65 remind us that creativity, passion, and influence can not only flower in later years, but bear delicious fruit.
Taking Up Space How Eating Well and Exercising Regularly Changed My Life by Pattie Thomas PhD with Carl Wilkerson MBATaking Up Space: How Eating Well & Exercising Regularly Changed My Life
by Pattie Thomas, Ph.D. with Carl Wilkerson M.B.A.
(foreword by Paul Campos, author of The Obesity Myth, a.k.a. The Diet Myth)
A sociological memoir about being fat and the physical, emotional, and economic costs of trying to pass for thin in a culture that stigmatizes fat people.
Unconventional Means The Dream Down Under by Anne Richardson WilliamsUnconventional Means: The Dream Down Under
by Anne Richardson Williams
with Aboriginal Traditional Stories as told by Lorraine Mafi-Williams

Shattered by tragedy, a Southern teenager finds solace in art and literature. Decades later she is called to the continent whose literature comforted her, and to a connection with an Aboriginal woman transcending race and half a world.