Fatty Fatty Boom Boom by Rabia Chaudry audiobook

Fatty Fatty Boom Boom: A Memoir of Food, Fat & Family

By Rabia Chaudry
Read by Rabia Chaudry

Algonquin Books 9781643750385

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798212022286

  • ISBN: 9798212022279

  • ISBN: 9798212022293

Runtime: 9.63 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From the bestselling author and host of the wildly popular Undisclosed podcast, a warm, intimate memoir about food, body image, and growing up in a loving but sometimes oppressively concerned Pakistani immigrant family.

"My entire life I have been less fat and more fat, but never not fat." According to family lore, when Rabia Chaudry’s family returned to Pakistan for their first visit since moving to the United States, two-year-old Rabia was more than just a pudgy toddler. Dada Abu, her fit and sprightly grandfather, attempted to pick her up but had to put her straight back down, demanding of Chaudry’s mother: “What have you done to her?” The answer was two full bottles of half-and-half per day, frozen butter sticks to gnaw on, and lots and lots of American processed foods.
 
And yet, despite her parents plying her with all the wrong foods as they discovered Burger King and Dairy Queen, they were highly concerned for the future for their large-sized daughter. How would she ever find a suitable husband? There was merciless teasing by uncles, cousins, and kids at school, but Chaudry always loved food too much to hold a grudge against it. Soon she would leave behind fast food and come to love the Pakistani foods of her heritage, learning to cook them with wholesome ingredients and eat them in moderation. At once a love letter (with recipes) to fresh roti, chaat, chicken biryani, ghee, pakoras, shorba, parathay and an often hilarious dissection of life in a Muslim immigrant family, Fatty Fatty Boom Boom is also a searingly honest portrait of a woman grappling with a body that gets the job done but that refuses to meet the expectations of others.
 
Chaudry's memoir offers readers a relatable and powerful voice on the controversial topic of body image, one that dispenses with the politics and gets to what every woman who has ever struggled with weight will relate to.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A delicious and mouthwatering book about food and family, the complicated love for both, and how that shapes us into who we are…I absolutely loved it!” Valerie Bertinelli

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Author

Author Bio: Rabia Chaudry

Author Bio: Rabia Chaudry

Rabia Chaudry is an attorney, a senior fellow at the US Institute of Peace, and a national security fellow at the New America Foundation. She is the cohost of Undisclosed, one of the top-ranked podcasts in the iTunes store. She is a frequent public speaker, and her writing has appeared in numerous outlets including Time.com, Huffington Post, and the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 9.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English