In this New York Times-bestselling inspirational memoir, Camryn Manheim, Emmy Award-winning costar of The Practice, chronicles her journey from a self-hating, “overweight” teenager, who desperately wanted to fit in, to a self-loving, fat activist who is proud to be a misfit. Wake Up, I’m Fat! shares her intelligent, candid, poignant, and often hilarious stories of being fat in a society obsessed with being thin.
Camryn takes us from her days as a motorcycle-riding hippie in Santa Cruz to her enrollment at New York University’s prestigious school of drama–where Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner broke the unspoken theater rules of size by casting her in the role of the ingenue–and finally to Hollywood, where she dispelled the fallacy that large women can’t be portrayed as sensual, sophisticated, and confident.
Camryn’s endearing honesty, sass, and razor-sharp wit will appeal to any reader who has ever felt like an outcast or yearned to make peace with their body.