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Fatty fatty boom boom / a memoir of food, fat, and family / Rabia Chaudry.

Chaudry, Rabia,(author.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781643750385
  • ISBN: 1643750380
  • Physical Description: 342 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, [2022].

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Doodh, dhai, makhan : milk, yogurt, butter -- Pakoray, Shakory -- Attay ki bori : a sack of flour -- Jal bin machli : a fish out of water -- Daal may kuch kala : something black in the Daal -- Kabab may haddi : a bone in the Kabab -- Ghaans phoos : rabbit food -- Gosht khor : meat eaters -- Chawal ki bori : a sack of rice -- Gur naal ishq mithaa : a love sweeter than jaggery -- Epilogue : goal weight.
Summary, etc.:
"A memoir about food, body image, and growing up in a loving but sometimes oppressively concerned Pakistani immigrant family" -- Provided by publisher.
"My entire life I have been less fat and more fat, but never not fat." Rabia Chaudry was raised with a lot of love - and that love looked like food. Delicious Pakistani dishes - fresh roti, chaat, pakoras, and shorba - and also Pizza Hut, Dairy Queen, and an abundance of American processed foods, as her family discovered its adopted country through its (fast) food. At the same time, her family was becoming increasingly alarmed about their chubby daughter's future. Most important, how would she ever get married? In Fatty Fatty Boom Boom, Chaudry chronicles the dozens of times she tried and failed to achieve what she was told was her ideal weight. The truth is, thought, she always loved food too much to hold a grudge against it. At once an ode to Pakistani cuisine, including Chaudry's favorite recipes; a love letter to her Muslim family both here and in Lahore; and a courageously honest portrait of a woman grappling with a body that gets the job done but refuses to meet hte expectations of others. For anyone who has ever been weighed down by their weight - whatever it is - Chaudry shows us how freeing it is to finally make peace with the body we have.
Subject: Chaudry, Rabia.
Pakistani American women > Biography.
Pakistani Americans > Biography.
Pakistani Americans > Food.
Pakistani Americans > Social life and customs.
Body image > United States > Psychological aspects.
Overweight persons > United States > Social conditions.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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