Fat City

Fat City

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As New Condition

Short Black 2 - Short Blacks are gems of recent Australian writing – brisk reads that quicken the pulse and stimulate the mind.

In Fat City, Karen Hitchcock unpicks the idea of obesity as a disease.

'I ask a young 200-kilo patient what he snacks on. 'Nothing,' he says. I look him in the eye. Nothing? He nods. I ask him about his chronic skin infections, his diabetes. He tears up- 'I eat hot chips and fried dim sims and drink three bottles of Coke every afternoon. The truth is I'm addicted to eating. I'm addicted.' He punches his thigh.'

In a riveting blend of story and analysis, she explores chemistry, psychology and the impulse to excess to explain the West's growing obesity epidemic.

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