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A body-positive call to arms that's as inspirational as it is practical, from Instagram star Megan Jayne Crabbe.

For generations, women have been convinced that true happiness only comes when we hit that goal weight, shrink ourselves down, and change ourselves to fit a rigid and unrealistic beauty ideal. We've been taught to see our bodies as collections of problems that need to be fixed.

Instagram star Megan Jayne Crabbe is determined to spread the word that loving the body you have is the real path to happiness. An international body positive guru with fans in all corners of the world, Megan spent years battling eating disorders and weight fluctuations before she found her way to body positivity. She quit dieting, discovered a new kind of confidence, and replaced all those old feelings of body shame and self-recrimination with everyday joy. Free of the pressure to fit in a size two, her life became more satisfying than ever before.

In her audiobook, Megan shares her own struggles with self-acceptance and her path to body positivity. With whip-smart wit and a bold attitude that lights up her Instagram feed, Megan champions a new worldview for all of us: It's time to stop dieting and get on with your life.

©2018 Megan Jayne Crabbe (P)2018 Hachette Audio

What the critics say

"[Megan has] gained a confidence and an understanding of herself that few truly possess. Brava, Megan Jayne!" (Allure)

"Megan Jayne Crabbe...isn't letting critics get in the way of her confidence." (The TODAY Show)

"Her message is simple, but incredibly healing." (Bustle)

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Shining a light on all that is wrong with diet culture


I finished listening to the audiobook just yesterday, and I feel for the first time that I understand the root of my body issues, and how I can, finally, grow past them. I am 27, and have spent the majority of my life concerned more about my size than anything else, starting at 9 years old. I know many other women live with the same mentality, we all live in the not-good-enough culture, and I have never really thought that living a life without always trying to be smaller, prettier, quieter was possible. After a wake up call nearly six months ago I found Megan on instagram, her colourful, fun, genuine posts were inspiring, and the way she so joyfully embraces her body and her life. All of that joy, humour, light and love is in this book, her honesty and her bravery is powerful and uplifting. More than that, she shares scientific and sociological studies, she drops truth bombs, and shares with us her own story. It made me completely rethink everything I’ve been taught about what life should be like, why the expectations are so unattainable, why so many of us throw away years of our lives in pursuit of perfect bodies. Even for those who do not suffer from eating disorders or have negative thoughts about your body - this book is an important read. To understand each other, we must also understand society. I believe that this book can change lives, I know it did for me.

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The Book Every Body Needs to Read!

Megan Jayne Crabbe perfectly articulates how unrealistic and exclusive body 'ideals' have shaped the ways in which we look, talk to, and treat our own bodies. Crabbe seeks to dismantle the structures that shape our thinking and shed light on who has historically and presently benefitted from such constructs.
She aims to encourage everyone of all shapes, ethnicities, sexualities, and physical abilities to embrace their own individuality, and that of others.
If you have ever judged yourself or anyone else's body-- which undoubtedly all of us have to a degree-- then this book is a must read!

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I cried a few times

Very well written. A little bit long but overall I looked forward to listening to it in my car everyday. This book is crucial for those suffering from fat phobia or stuck in diet culture.

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Just what I needed

After a lifetime of struggling with negative body image and self hatred, I am ready to take steps towards self love and body acceptance (or body neutrality or body celebration or a who-the-hell-cares-what-my-body-looks-like mentality). This book is an excellent tool to dissect why we are made to feel terribly about ourselves, and the business that fuels the lie.
Let’s all take a step back from self deprecation and understand who is profiting from our shame.
If you’re anything like me, you may get a whole hell of a lot out of this book.
Thank you, Megan Jayne Crabbe.

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Enlightening

Everybody can relate to it. She presents very simply important facts about culture and debunk lots of commonly accepted myths about health and beauty in society. A great listening experience. You will feel great after listening to it!

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everyone must read

soo loved. getting my roomate and daughter to read this book. they both struggle with body issues

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Life changing

The way she eloquently describes painful concepts and ideologies is just mind blowing. I listened completely and fully encapsulated by every word. This was far beyond anything I expected and I cannot thank Megan enough for taking such time and putting in so much emotional labor into writing this. This book is something everyone needs to read or listen to. It goes so far beyond just body positivity. Would recommend absolutely and completely to anyone!!!

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LIFE CHANGING

I have been following the author on Instagram for over a year and thought I understood body positivity, but this book taught be so much. I felt like she was giving me my life back one word at a time!

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It helps.

I loved it. I struggle with my body everyday and I need to be reminded that my body is amazing and she just needs to be lived for who she is ❤️

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-04-29

Wow!

I cried multiple times while listening to this audiobook. 10/10 highly recommend! Everyone needs to listen to this!

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  • Sebastian Korwal
  • 2019-06-24

Amazing, uplifting, inspiring!

Excellent, excellent book. So many insights and fantastic information to counter the negative body image messages we're bombarded with every day. After listening to The F*ck It Diet by Caroline Dooner four times in a row (it's that good!) I wanted more, and that's when I found this one. Megan speaks for those of us who've struggled with our weight and body image, and she offers courage to step out of those shackles and reclaim our freedom. I really can't say enough good things about this awesome book!

So glad the author read the book herself - it just isn't the same when some paid actor dramatize it, especially when it's such a personal and sensitive subject. Megan Jayne Crabbe is perfect reading get book for the audiobook. Loved it, loved it, loved it!

Going to be listening to this one many, many times to really let the messages sink in. I am fine exactly as I am! Thank you, Megan - you rock!!

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  • 2019-05-26

beautifully said.

I have followed Megan for years. This book is something I would recommend for anyone struggling with an ED also any human that is alive in the era we are living in of fat phobia. I believe educating yourself on this topic is so incredibly important for us and future generations. I am recovered and some days still recovering. The body positive movement has been a huge part of my success learning to love and treat my body with respect. So much love for Megan.

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  • Amy Forbis
  • 2019-05-21

ALL THE FEELS

I sobbed, laughed, and cheered my way through this book. Every single second of it. I never knew somebody could understand so deeply the ways that I’ve felt my entire life. Thank you Megan, I can honestly say that you’ve saved my life. All my love and gratitude to you and the body positivity world. This book belongs in the hands of every person trying to navigate their way through this twisted diet diseased world. We are so much more than our bodies and Megan taught me that.

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  • maya
  • 2019-05-17

Started strong but didn't last

Hard to finish became very repetitive. I would recommended other books before this one. Sorry

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  • Quelminda Fernandes
  • 2018-09-24

This saved my life

I'm in eating disorder recovery from anorexia, and this book may have saved my life

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  • Megan
  • 2019-06-28

PHENOMENAL

Amazingly written, insightful, and so much more. A MUST read for anyone struggling with body positivity or knows someone who is!

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  • Jrosie
  • 2019-05-30

inspirational

loved it. was somewhat repetitive, but with a purpose. I hope I can implement body positivity into my life sooner than later.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-05-10

Great book

this book is really quite eye opening whem it comes to to body positivity and diet culture

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  • sharonc
  • 2018-12-04

Thought Provoking

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. I work in the health/fitness industry and encounter all types of people on a day to day basis. So much of what Megan has to say really made me see things from a different perspective. I can’t say that I’m ready to convert or fully embrace every aspect of body positivity, but I appreciate and agree with a number of principals presented here. This was a good read and helped me enrich my understanding of living life in a “less than perfect” (aka normal) body and how I can change my own mindset to not only interact with others differently but also with myself.

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