Greetings from the land of fandom. Specifically, Aubrey Gordon fandom. Are you drawing a blank? Let me refresh your memory. She is the co-host of the podcast Maintenance Phase; before she told the world her name, she was known online as yrfatfriend; she has written two books: What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat and You Just Need to Lose Weight. In addition to Aubrey, I’m going to talk about The Chicks, post-covid exercise and lots more. Let’s gooooooooo!
President of the Aubrey Gordon fan club, clocking in. First things first, let’s all buy this brand new book. It’s been out a week and it’s already the number one bestseller on Bookshop.Org and it just made the New York Times bestseller list. It’s cheap, it’s in paperback. Go crazy, buy two! (Bookshop.org)
If I’ve never mentioned The Stacks podcast before, please forgive me for denying you one of the greatest podcasts out there for readers. Traci’s interview with yes, Aubrey Gordon is SO GOOD.
This is my last Aubrey Gordon link. Or is it…? No really, it is. One last podcast rec. You will love hearing Aubrey and Virginia chat about anti-fatness in regards to parenting and children’s bodies and clothes. I learned so much! (Substack)
Okay, I’m downshifting into the ‘90s. For a while now, friends have been recommending the podcast 60 Songs That Explain the ‘90s. Well, I finally listened and I’m obsessed. Start with “Goodbye Earl” – The Chicks episode. (Spotify)
Not to air out my private convos with Joy on main, but we’ve been talking about easing back into life after covid (for me), and surgery (for Joy). This newsletter from Virginia Sole-Smith on exercise post-covid sums up a lot of what I’m feeling. (Substack)
What say you? Are we reading Spare? Have we already read Spare? I bought the audiobook, but I haven’t started it yet. For extra fun: this episode of Celebrity Book Club with Chelsea Devantez. (Libro.fm, Apple Podcasts)
Ijeoma Oluo on her Biggest, Fattest Year Ever: “And I have done it all fat. I could have done it all thin, probably, if I had just woken up thin one day. But I tell you what I couldn’t have done: I couldn’t have done it all while waking up every day and deciding to declare war on my mind and my body. I’ve done it before. It takes up so much energy. It is a full time job. And it doesn’t even pay well.” (Substack)
Are you a writer? Are you worried about promoting your work if Twitter goes away? This is only helpful if you live within driving distance of Nashville, but I’m teaching a workshop in March and I’m going to address the Twitter elephant in the room. (The Porch)
An argument for truth in email. (TikTok)
Can you point in the direction of the recipe for the cookies at the top of the page please?
Absolutely! These are what you’re looking for :)
As always, I love reading your entries. I’ll definitely check out the content mentioned. ?
The exercise post covid article is exactly what I needed this morning. Thank you!
The Chicks have SO MANY great songs – especially about bad break-ups! Goodbye Earl, about murdering your husband, however abusive, is not IMHO one of them!
Thanks for this round up Kim! I also am a huge fan of all things Aubrey Gordon and love Virginia Sole Smiths substack. Both women have been instrumental in how I navigate being a non diet fitness pro in a thin obsessed world.
But thanks especially for the 90’s Song podcast- I hadn’t heard of it before and love the concept. Listening now!
I love Aubrey. My sister got her book signed for me at Powells on Portland and she said that Aubrey was so kind to every person in the line. I feel so grateful to live at a time where anti fatness is being called out and named for the trauma it is
Kim – you are so right about Aubrey! Maintenance Phase is the best and I love Aubrey’s point of view. I’m checking out your other recs ASAP!