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The fat man--a cultural icon, a social enigma, a pressing medical issue--is the subject of this remarkably rich book. The figures that Sander L. Gilman considers, from the ugly fat man with the beautiful sylph trapped inside to the smart fat boy to the aging body desirous of rejuvenation, appear and reappear in different guises throughout Western culture. And as is often true, such marginal cases help define the shifting center of our dreams and beliefs. An exploration into the world of male body fantasies, Gilman's book ...

Fat Boys: A Slim Book 2011, Bison Books

ISBN-13: 9780803271234

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Fat Boys: A Slim Book 2004, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803221833