Blanche’s Book Club: ‘Fatty Fatty Boom Boom.’

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After what the end of 2022 brought me, I knew better than to set a massive reading goal for myself this year.

However, I still wanted to push myself and ensure I’m always reading something. As a writer, it’s important for me to always be reading.

I’m already behind in my 2023 reading goal of 40 books, but it’s okay! I’m here to share one of my first reads of the year, “Fatty Fatty Boom Boom: A Memoir of Food, Fat, and Family” by Rabia Chaudry.

I’ll be honest — I’m not sure if this is a book I’d normally pick up, but I read Chaudry’s first book, “Adnan’s Story: The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial,” and I loved it.

This book, though, was much different.

In “Fatty Fatty Boom Boom,” Chaudry shares her personal connection with her Pakistani immigrant family, the food they ate, and her body image.

When Chaudry shared the story of her mom giving her a frozen stick of butter to ease teething pains, I was hooked! And when she shared her woes with the “Presidential Fitness Test,” I could relate with every vessel in my body.

I found it really interesting to hear an outsider’s perspective on the American diet and the foods we’ve all gotten used to over the decades. We’ve overlooked the fat, sugar, and other preservatives in nearly everything we buy — while other countries cook with only fresh foods.

This book was a welcome surprise, and I’d invite any fellow foodie or anyone that’s struggled with body image to read it!

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