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"Fatlash! Food Police & the Fear of Thin: A Cautionary Tale" by Karen Kataline, MSW, 2012

Identifier: B351.03.0005.0005


"Before she knew what a calorie was, Karen Kataline was allowed to have only five hundred of them. She was seven. Forced into the spotlight by her weight-obsessed mother, Kataline spent her childhood trapped in a world of pageants, performances, and perpetual hunger. In a subconscious attempt to cover herself, Kataline tells us her story of eventually using food and weight-gain to shield herself from the eyes that roved her.

"Amid heated controversy about the obesity epidemic, food regulation, and child beauty pageants, Kataline's timely memoir 'Fatlash!' offers an unprecedented look at an adult who finally came to understand how her experiences affected her.

"Relevant to all readers, 'Fatlash!' exposes the consequences of putting children on display and policing what they eat. Now is the time to take action against both -- and Kataline's story does just that. Her timeless message will caution against what not to do for years to come." - retrieved from the back cover of the book.


  • 2012

Conditions Governing Use

"All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the author and/or publisher. For information regarding permissino to reprint materials from this book, please e-mail your request to" Statement copied from the copyright statement listed in the book itself.


1 Volumes (Book)

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: Collection contains Russian candlesticks, religious items, a Menorah, medals, photographs, and scrapbooks related to the Morris and Price family from 1865 through 2012.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

14 x 22 x 1.5 cm. Good.


Donated by Karen Morris Kataline.




Repository Details

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