Reviews tagging 'Body shaming'

Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim by Leah Vernon

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brooketreads's review against another edition

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challenging emotional sad tense medium-paced
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I felt Leah’s situation with her dad was really relatable for me. Though my dad had multiple other wives, never any other kids though. Yeah, dad who’s barely there and when he was there it wasn’t great. This was a bit of a tough read at times. Leah shares a lot of tough things like domestic violence and mental health. I loved that she went to counseling. I wish Leah would have split with her husband much sooner. Their relationship was already so toxic at that point and to add in the cheating was just ughhh. They both deserved better.

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sarah984's review against another edition

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reflective slow-paced


I bought this because the blurb talked about body positivity, but the book is actually just a kind of shallow person saying mean things about other women and blaming everyone else for her own shortcomings. It was brave to publish something so vulnerable but it might have been good to do a bit more work in therapy first.

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tklassy's review against another edition

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challenging emotional funny reflective medium-paced


I really, really, really wanted to like this. I loved Leah's voice. I loved the messages that Leah's story was saying. But.. I am not sure. I am not sure why, but the story just didn't hit me. Maybe it was the wrong time for me to read it? 
I purposefully read the book over a couple of weeks, so that I had time to sit with it. And I have not rated this book a 2.75 out of spite, or hatred or overall dislike. Just compared to other things that I have read this year it sat on the OK-ness of a 2.75 star book. I read a library copy but would love to buy and read this book again in the future because I know it's good. And that it just wasn't for me at this time. 

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