Professional Book Nerds

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It's that time of year when the New Year New You messages are everywhere and lots of people set resolutions to lose weight. But in today's episode Jill shares some titles for those people looking for resources on stepping away from diet culture. Episode originally aired in August 2021

Books mentioned in this episode:

Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls by Jes Baker

Landwhale by Jes Baker

Hunger by Roxane Gay

The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor

What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat by Aubrey Gordon

Fearing the Black Body by Sabrina Strings

Fat & Queer by Miguel M. Morales, Bruce Owens Grimm, and Tiff Joshua TJ Ferentini

Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch

The F*ck It Diet by Caroline Dooner

Anti-Diet by Christy Harrison

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Adam Sockel

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Adam’s book interests are forever shifting but he’s usually reading fantasy, literature, Science Fiction, dystopian or young adult.

Jill Grunewald

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Jill’s favorite genres are social sciences, humanities, memoir, health & fitness, dystopian science fiction, and fantasy.