Out Now: “Fatty Fatty Boom Boom”

Out Now: “Fatty Fatty Boom Boom”

“Fatty Fatty Boom Boom: A Memoir of Food, Fat, and Family,” written by attorney and activist Rabia Chaudry, is out now. The story focuses around her experiences as a Pakistani American woman struggling with her weight and “grappling with a body that gets the job done but that refuses to meet the expectations of others.” 

The book received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, who noted that “Chaudry refreshingly eschews conventional narratives about weight loss, as well as fat acceptance … concluding, ‘I will never deprive myself of the joy of food.’ That joy is contagious in descriptions of Pakistani street burgers, the rainbow hues of Punjabi daal, and 50 pages worth of delectable recipes.”

Chaudry is a family friend of Adnan Syed, who was recently released from prison after his 2000 murder conviction was overturned. She wrote a 2016 book about his case, “Adnan’s Story” and produced the 2019 HBO series “The Case Against Adnan Syed.” Since his release, Syed has promoted “Fatty Fatty Boom Boom” on social media.

Prior to its release, “Fatty Fatty Boom Boom” also received shoutouts from various outlets including The Los Angeles Times, Good Morning America, and Buzzfeed

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