Thursday, December 16, 2010
Making Light of Being Heavy
These days everyone has a society-driven mindset and totally forget to laugh, especially at themselves. This may be cliche but the author truly believes that laughter is the best medicine and thinks everybody should laugh every day. Period. Over the years as a person blessed with the fat gene, Kandy has been in many situations where if she could not find humor she probably would end up on the couch in the psychiatrist s office. This book is about as politically incorrect as it gets for such a subject but it is also based on reality. This is a reality that many women have just like Kandy but do not think they can (or should) at times just laugh about it. Her intention when she started writing this book was to hopefully give insight to many who could never relate but at the same time perhaps provide a different perspective to women just like her. It is a point of view that has given her the strength to live her life happily and project these feelings onto everyone she comes in contact with. She has a great sense of humor and a quick wit and guarantees you will be laughing (and thinking) with each chapter of Making Light of Being Heavy.
When I received the email offering this book, I was instantly interested in it. I have always been on the chubby side and growing up, I watched my mom go on lots of different diets. Eventually, I learned that it is not what is on the outside that matters, but on the inside. That is the basis for this book, and it approaches the subject with humor. I think that's what made me like the book the most. The book had me laughing out loud through most of it. I find it really inspiring that the author was so comfortable with herself to write something like this, and I think a lot of women would relate to it. This was a great and funny light read.