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I Do It With the Lights On : And 10 More Discoveries on the Road to a Blissfully Shame-free Life
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From the star of TLC's My Big Fat Fabulous Life, comes a memoir revealing how she became one of the leading faces of the body positivity movement. Her story will teach other young women how to be confident no matter their shape or size.Whitney Thore weighs 360 pounds and she is totally, completely, truly... happy. But she hasn't always been the exuberant, confident woman you see on TV. In this book, for the first time, Whitney opens up about her journey to self-acceptance and her fight to overcome the darkest moments of her life: a sudden 100-pound weight gain in college on her previously average-sized frame, a diagnosis of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) which makes losing weight difficult for some women, followed by years of crippling depression and even more weight gain. But in the past ten years, Whitney has turned everything around and learned to love and accept her body. While she is actively trying to lose 100 pounds in order to stay healthy, she also believes that everyone deserves to love him or herself exactly as they are. And with her first book, she'll show the world how to do it.