Posts Tagged ‘obesity in literature’

Big Brother: Families, Loyalty, and Obesity

June 21, 2013 — Lionel Shriver is known for exploring difficult topics in her books, and Big Brother is no exception. Shriver plays with our pre-conceived notions about food, fad diets, and weight — stirring the passions of her readers, as usual, no matter how they feel about the subject. Without suggesting easy answers, Shriver makes us consider the role […]

New Novels Consider Central Characters with Obesity

January 28, 2013 — Four new novels explore the viewpoint of central characters with severe obesity. Hannah Rosefield, in the Los Angeles Review of Books, suggests the books in this small but growing genre use their characters’ struggles with class III obesity to bring new understanding to a familiar theme in literature: the outsider. Butter by Erin Lange, Big […]