Wendy Shanker’s humorous, hopeful memoir about women and body image, The Fat Girl’s Guide to Life (Bloomsbury USA) changed the way women around the world relate to their weight and bodies. It has been published in ten languages including Italian, German, Spanish, Chinese and Polish (but not French – because French women don’t get fat). Wendy’s byline has appeared in Glamour, Self, Shape, Cosmopolitan, Us Weekly (Fashion Police), alternative mags like Bust and Bitch, and on MTV. She is also the scriptwriter for major events like Glamour’s Woman of the Year Awards, The National Magazine Awards, and GLAAD’s Media Advertising Awards. Her new book, Are You My Guru?: How Medicine, Meditation & Madonna Saved My Life, will be published by NAL/Penguin in September 2010.

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