Read Local: Discrimination Is Unacceptable — Unless You're Fat

New York City might be home to the big houses, but this scrappy city just happens to be the epicenter of publishing on the Best Coast. Join Alexis Coe every Wednesday for Read Local, a new series which exclusively focuses on books produced in the Bay Area.

In this great land of opportunity, inspiring tales about overcoming adversity have a built-in audience. Racists, misogynists, and bullies are defeated and the populace rejoices. Down with discrimination! Celebrate diversity!

Except for fat people. They have a problem of their own making. A war has been declared against them, and everyone agrees on the solution: fat people need to eat a healthy diet and, according to the First Lady, get moving!

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