So I’ve been DYING to tell you, and the cat is finally out of the bag (casually slipped into this week’s podcast episode): I got a book deal!!!!!!!! 🙌🎉🙏🍾
I’m beyond psyched—this is something I’ve been working toward for my entire 15-plus-year journalism career, but really I’ve wanted to write books since before I could even physically write. I was dictating “books" to my mom at 3 years old, and as a kid when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up I always said “an author!”
So this is one of those #lifegoals, and I’m so grateful to everyone who’s helped make it happen, including my amazing agent Brettne Bloom and all the incredible writers, editors, clinicians, and activists I’ve learned from over the years, and ALL OF Y’ALL for supporting my work.
The book is a deep dive into everything I’m always talking about here and on the pod: how we got brainwashed by diet culture on a massive scale, how to recognize it for The Life Thief that it is (in all its sneaky forms), and how to break free, reclaim your life, and heal your relationship with food and your body—at ANY size.
The working title is Enough: How to Say No to the Life Thief That Is Diet Culture (although of course that will likely evolve in the editing process), and it's being published by Little, Brown & Co.’s new health and psychology imprint, Little, Brown Spark. I’m THRILLED to be working with such a smart, supportive, and talented team to get this anti-diet message out there in a big way!
I wouldn't be able to write this book if I hadn't gone through my own healing from diet culture, and I'm so privileged to have had great professional and personal support in getting there. My hope with this book (and with all of my work, really) is to help other people reclaim their lives, and to change the world so that in the future *no one* has to struggle with food and body issues—no matter their size, shape, skin color, gender identity, age, or anything else. Let's take DOWN diet culture, y'all!!!!
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