This is a wonderful book that every person should read. Kimberly is a sociologist who has managed the complex art of explaining complicated issues as social inequality through storytelling. Every chapter of the book is a short essay that combines her anecdotes with deep, moving reflections. She mainly talks about the way society has tagged some types of bodies (white, thin, young, able, heteronormative bodies) as acceptable, and she questions these ideas and how hard people try to fit in this mold. I am grateful to the author for such an amazing book and I totally recommend it.
What I liked: As an anthropologist, a feminist, a woman, and a human being, I felt very touched by this book. It is well written and the style managed to make it pleasant to read about difficult issues that can be triggering (like sexual abuse, a hard childhood, or a negative body image). Social scientists usually get too caught up on theories and concepts and their (our) books are hard to read, even when the information should be widely shared. That is why I believe this book does a great service for humanity, as it talks about many issues that should be discussed in order to heal ourselves and have a better society. But, most of all, I loved this book because it showed me some of the awful parts of my relationship with myself, and motivated me to work on the radical self-love that Dark suggests.
What I did not like: It was too short, I wanted this book to be a million pages!