Chicken Soup for the Soul: Curvy & Confident: 101 Stories about Loving Yourself and Your Body

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 27, 2016 - Self-Help - 400 pages
Barbie comes in a curvy model now, Sports Illustrated features full-size swimsuit models, and fashion designers are focusing more on curvy women. There’s a healthy conversation going on now about body image and self-esteem, and Chicken Soup for the Soul is part of it, with this collection of 101 stories celebrating all the different body types that women have and how we can all be curvy and confident—fit and fabulous within the body types we were issued at birth!

Supermodel EMME, the world’s first curvy supermodel, an advocate for women and a spokesperson for all the curvy and confident women out there, shares her own story and introduces us to women who have learned to be fit, happy, and confident about their bodies. These personal stories from 100 different women will leave you feeling empowered, beautiful, and loving your look. You’ll read stories about how women developed their confidence and dealt with societal and media pressures, about attitude adjustments and acceptance, and about being healthy and loving yourself just the way you are!
 

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Contents

Introduction Emme 1 1
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Real Life Real Beauty
Believe in Goddesses Sunil Ramchandani 39 Marilyns Magic Natasha Stoynoff 42 A Work of Art John M Scanlan 46 Back to Curvy Jenni Schaefer ...
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The Joy of Exercise
A Woman My Size Darbie Andrews 203

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Baby Bump Jessica Ghigliotti 57 Picture of Health Shawnelle Eliasen 59 Cankles Ray Budd 62 An Art Perspective James A Gemmell 65
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Sharing the Wisdom
Bad Mama Jama Regina Sunshine Robinson 71 I Am Woman Joyelle Brandt 74 Comfortable in My Shorts Lydia YoungSamson 77 A Flowering Ma...
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Missing Body Parts Jill Burns 84 The Curvy Sister Debra Mayhew 86 The Lesson Mudita Raj 90 The Truth Melissa Wootan 92 A Beautiful Reflectio...
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Nourishing My Body
Zen and the Art of Body Maintenance Emme 103
An Iron Mother Priscilla DannCourtney 106 Little Girl Lost and Found Carole Johnston 109 In This Moment Shannon Kaiser 113 A Blessing Not a ...
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Living Life with Gusto
Pork and Beans B J Dilley 141 A Waist of Tears Marya Morin 145
The Shell Jennifer Roberts 149
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Warning Dangerous Curves
The Green Dress Karla Brown 175 Perfectly Imperfect Alexandra Boos 177 Baby Got Back to Basics A Kay Wyatt 180 Cracked Rear View Cindi Car...
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My Miraculous Body
The Skin Im In Beck Gambill 231 To Have and To Hold Victoria Fedden 233 A Fish Out of Water Kathryn Lehan 236 Shifted Phyllis McKinley 24...
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Elizabeth Rose Reardon Farella 254 9
Larger Size Larger Life
Thunder Thighs and All Courtney Lynn Mroch 261
Sizing Up My Life Brenda Lazzaro Yoder 265 The Weight of Laughter Shelby Kisgen 267 SweetestRedHead Patrick Michael McIntyre 269 Hairpin ...
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Holy Calves Carmella de los Angeles Guiol 276 Skinny Dipping Debra Mayhew 280 My Mom Called Me Sexy and I Agree 83
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Foreman 283 10
Breaking Out of My Comfort Zone
The Perfect Dress Beth Pugh 289 Yoga Brunch Jamie Leigh Miller 291 Picture Perfect Robin R 295 TwentyDollar Muse Lauren B H Rossato 298 My...
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A Unique Vessel Maighread MacKay 304
Mother of the Groom Anne Merrigan 308 11
Big As Mountain Alexes Lilly 315 Big Beautiful Heroines Pat Ballard 319 Tall Boots Jimmie Ware 322 The Milkshake Diet L A Strucke 324
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The Look J Renee 327
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Nicole F Anderson 335 The Beauty Within Jenny Wildflower 338 Go Ahead Look at Me Natasha Stoynoff 341 Afterword Amy Newmark 347 Meet...
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Amy Newmark is author, publisher, and editor-in-chief of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series.

Supermodel EMME is the world’s first plus-size model, television personality, author, lecturer, creative director of clothing lines, and globally recognized women’s advocate.

Natasha Stoynoff is a New York Times bestselling author and journalist.

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