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Drop Everything and Listen to Lindy West on "This American Life"

In this week's edition of "This American Life," host Ira Glass talks to author of "Shrill" Lindy West about the uphill battle for fat acceptance. As Glass tries to wrap his mind around saying the word "fat" as a description and not a slur, West reads excerpts from "Shrill," which is simultaneously empowering and devastating.

Later in the podcast, author Roxane Gay and and staffer from "This Amercian Life" share their experiences of being fat in America. It's refreshingly honest and crushing.

Listen to the interview here. SaveSaveSave

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