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Book Reviews — "A Guide to the North American Obeast" by Rachel Herrick

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Posted: Friday, June 6, 2014 5:00 am | Updated: 12:12 pm, Mon Jun 9, 2014.

A Guide to the North American Obeast by Rachel Herrick, Publication Studio, 166 pages

Fat has become a four letter word, a behind-closed-doors pejorative that has quickly beat a retreat from the language of magazines and newscasts. Hence the rise of “fat activists” like Rachel Herrick, an accomplished performance artist and deadpan provocateur, who has taken our national unease and fascination with corporeal obesity and looked it squarely in the eye.

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