Bill will read from, discuss, take questions about, and sign his new book Fat People. He will also speak candidly about his own experience as a fat person and how he has managed living with his own compulsive eating.
Fat People is not a prescriptive or a diet book. It neither encourages nor endorses recovery theories. My only goal in writing the stories in Fat People is to have both those whose lives are defined by their weight and those who live with and love them have a better understanding of the commonality of fear, isolation, and prejudice with which compulsive eaters live.
Bill Schubart is the author of The Lamoille Stories, a best-selling collection of New England short stories. Fat People is his second collection and portrays the lives of fourteen people and their relationships with food. For most people, food is a source of sustenance and pleasure but, for many, it is their only friend, their sole source of pleasure and ultimately their addictive nemesis. Bill Schubart is a fat person and a keen and sympathetic observer of those whose lives are defined by their obesity. Fat People will add to our understanding of how easily food can overwhelm a life. The author lives in Vermont with his wife and family and is a frequent commentator on public radio.
Fletcher Free Library. Burlington, Thursday, May 19 at noon. Call 802 863 3403 for further information.