- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Atlantic Books; Main edition (5 May 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1782399291
- ISBN-13: 978-1782399292
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.2 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 58 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,576 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Dietland: a wickedly funny, feminist revenge fantasy novel of one fat woman’s fight against sexism and the beauty industry Paperback – 5 May 2016
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Walker's first novel leaves chick lit in the pixie dust, treading the rougher terrain of radical critique and shadowy conspiracies - territory closer to Rachel Kushner than Helen Fielding...Underneath the baggage - physical and political - is a character thoughtful, warm, and plausible enough to carry it off. --New York Magazine
Finally, the feminist murder mystery/makeover story we've been waiting for. --O, The Oprah Magazine
A thrilling, incendiary manifesto disguised as a beach read.--Entertainment Weekly
Read Dietland ... not only because it's smart and timely but because it's heartbreaking and tragic and very very comic. Sarai Walker is some kind of twisted sister. And of course I mean that as the highest possible compliment. --Sara Nelson, Top Picks for the Best Books of May
Hilarious, surreal, and bracingly original... Part
Fight Club, part feminist manifesto, an offbeat and genre-bending novel that aims high-and delivers. --Kirkus, starred review
Dietland is genuinely disturbing, surprising, and refreshingly angry - it encapsulates a wide array of feminist issues from pornography to fat positivity to body image to the objectification of women's bodies.--New York Magazine
A very entertaining feminist revenge fantasy with a kernel of fury - I can't recall reading anything quite like it before. --The Bookseller - Editor's Choice
Dietland is a funny, subversive novel which takes aim at the weight-loss industry and our obsession with rigid standards of beauty, but at its heart there is a kernel of fury at what is done to women by men.--The Bookseller
The wickedly funny feminist revenge fantasy we've all been waiting for. 'A call to arms. Devious, subversive, delightful' Alice SeboldSee all Product description
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Perhaps an uncomfortable read for some as it doesn't shy away from issues such as the treatment of women in pornography, objectification of women's bodies, body positivity, rape etc. Unless you feel you may be triggered by some of the topics, embrace the discomfort and enjoy how shocking this book can be whilst at the same time very witty and enjoyable!
This however is only one element of the story which is a multi layered discussion, in the form of fiction, of the age old issues of patriarchy in the media/diet industry, body issues and self acceptance - such a shame we still need to address such issues!!
Read this - it won't take long as you won't want to put it down!
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