Wendy Shanker

Wendy Shanker's humorous, hopeful memoir about women and body image, The Fat Girl's Guide to Life (Bloomsbury USA) changed the way many women related to their weight. You may have seen Wendy discussing her book on The View, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, or on her national tour sponsored by Macy's Woman. The Fat Girl's Guide was recently released in paperback, and will be published in seven different languages, including Italian, German, and Japanese (but not French because French Women Don't Get Fat).Wendy's byline has appeared in Glamour, Grace , Self, Shape , Us Weekly (Fashion Police), Cosmopolitan, Marie-Claire, Seventeen, alternative mags like Bust and Bitch, and on MTV. She contributed to the anthology Body Outlaws: Rewriting the Rules of Beauty and Body Image (Seal Press), and her essay Big Mouth: Women; Appetite was recently published in The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide To Guilt (Dutton). Also, check out her introduction in the new book Big Girl Knits: 25 Big, Bold Projects Shaped for Real Women with Real Curves (Potter Craft).Wendy is honored to be a national spokesperson for NOW's Love Your Body Day get info at http://loveyourbody.nowfoundation.org . She's also the senior beauty editor for the e-zine for a well-rounded life, AmaZe (www.amazemagazine.com). You know what that means: free makeup.Between viewings of Rescue Me and reruns of The Office, Wendy is currently working on her next book.

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