Monday, December 22, 2008

And the winner is...

Thanks to all of you who entered to to win an advance reader's copy of Does This Book Make Me Look Fat? The winner (chosen randomly) is Just_Kelly! Congrats, Kelly. Look for an email from us and we'll get the book out to you soon.

Happy holidays, everyone! We'll be back with more fun and games in 2009.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Win It: Does This Book Make Me Look Fat?

We're giving away an advance reader's copy of Does This Book Make Me Look Fat? Edited by Marissa Walsh, this collection features stories, poems, and essays about body image by Wendy McClure (creator of the hilarious Pound and Candyboots blogs), Coe Booth, Megan McCafferty, and many others.

To enter, become one of our followers (not in a creepy cult way, just in a Blogger way) and/or join our Facebook group. Then leave us a comment and let us know. If you've already done one or both, you're still eligible. Just tell us in the comments. The winner will be announced on December 22nd. Good luck!

Bonus! Claire is also offering free autographed bookplates (aka a sticker for the inside of your book) for anyone who wants to give a copy of You're Amazing! as a gift this holiday season. Email her with the name of the person you want your book autographed to and your mailing address.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Moms-to-Be and New Moms: Guess Who Thinks You're a Bunch of Fatsos?

Via Glossed Over comes this gem. According to Glamour, JLo's "new" body is smokin' hot. The old one? Well, clearly carrying twins packs on the pounds.

Wow--giving birth makes you skinnier! It's the biggest diet scoop of the century! But before you get too excited, we must warn you that childbirth alone will not do the trick. Nor will a chef, a personal trainer or the nanny who watches your newborn while you work out for two hours a day. You'll need some retouching, too.

Despite her best efforts, Jessica Alba's real-life post-baby body was just not trim enough for this new Campari campaign. Digital makeover, activate! Form of Sexy Mom!
Let's review:
1. Pregnancy now counts as a weight loss "before"
2. Even Hollywood's slimmest moms can't achieve an "after" that meets advertising standards.

There is just no way to win this game, is there? We call foul. What's your take on all the pregnancy fat talk and the post-baby body fakery?

[Glossed Over] and [Jezebel]