Episode 18 - "Wishes"
Y'all I don't even know, this is about an 80's lady with fake boobs who dies and gets stuck being a fairy godmother for an 1890's-era girl in Colorado. I swear this is the god honest plot of this book.
This WOULD be delightful but in fact it's alarmingly full of some insanely intense fat shaming, plus some shockingly evil family emotional abuse, including hella gaslighting. Seriously, this is supposed to be a light and frothy book! And it is! But if any of that sounds like it's going to bother you, the light and frothy tone of it is going to make it a lot worse for you. The fat shaming gets to insane and hysterical levels (I don't mean hysterical like ha-ha.)
Permit me, ladies, to show you some pictures of amazing women who self-report at 162. These are all links because this particular site doesn't allow you to copy pictures; I started to take them from another site but then decided that since there wasn't a clear and unequivocal statement that said it was okay I'd better err on the side of caution. But please look at these ladies and celebrate them, I think it's very instructive.
This one is 5'9 and living her best hiking life
This nice lady is just 5'2
This lady is wearing a really complicated outfit
I'm a little nervous that she's posing by a guard rail please photograph responsibly ma'am
This boat ride looks super fun and is probably in I'm going to guess the Pacific Northwest?
This lady is six feet tall and pretending to be a kangaroo
So what we're saying is, we wish we didn't have to say this but we feel like we do after this book: we love you at any size, and you're worthy of love and dignity at any size. Your body isn't gross just because Jude Deveraux thinks it is; she gots problems.