Kim Brittingham

Kim Brittingham
Location
New Jersey,
Birthday
December 05
Bio
Author of the memoir "READ MY HIPS: How I Learned to Love My Body, Ditch Dieting and Live Large" (2011, Random House).

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I wish you could see Femke sauntering towards you up Lexington Avenue.

When I picture her, she is usually approaching from a distance dressed for the cold, boot heels striking against the uneven sidewalk. Grinning broadly in audacious red lipstick, her teeth dazzlingly white by contrast. Her china… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 27, 2011 9:59AM

Party in the Art Room Closet

When I was in junior high school, I had an art teacher named Mr. Loften. I was thinking about him yesterday and marveling at just how cool this guy was.

What got me reminiscing was a writing exercise. I'm taking a class at Gotham Writer's Workshop, and yesterday our… Read full post »

I received the most ignorant e-mail today from an unenlightened buffoon of a high school physical education teacher in Overland Park, Kansas. She made the decision to call widespread negative attention to one particular slice of her school's student population: the fat kids.

Nancy Hopkins… Read full post »

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JUNE 21, 2011 8:40AM

Pop Chips Says: Hate Your Body

Pop Chips Says: Hate Your Body! 

Last night I dropped in on the annual Garden Party for New York's LGBT community center, where restaurants and food manufacturers were giving away samples of their edibles.  Pop Chips was among them.

In case you haven't tried them yet, Pop Chips are airy, puffed potato disks du… Read full post »

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JUNE 4, 2011 5:57AM

An Angel in Bennigan's

I wonder what ever happened to Kate Gaws. 

Twenty-odd years ago when Kate’s path crossed mine, I was too immature to truly appreciate what she did for me.  Compassion was still a vague concept I had yet to whole-heartedly embrace and put into regular practice.  I was self-absorbe… Read full post »

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MAY 10, 2011 9:53AM

Mother's Day Above the Neck

Mother's Day Above the Neck by Kim Brittingham, author of Read My Hips 

by Kim Brittingham

We're crowded into a booth at the IHOP.  It is Mother's Day.

My partner Lori works to maintain a friendly tone as she probes her father.  She is tracing a backwards road, trying fruitlessly to understand, "now, what exactly do you think Sadam Hussein had to… Read full post »

evil tv 

If you're an author -- whether you sold your book to a publisher or self-published it -- you'd probably jump at the chance to talk about your book on national television.  Who wouldn't?

But beware of predatory producers of "branded entertainment" TV talk shows that are little m… Read full post »

evil tv 

If you're an author -- whether you sold your book to a publisher or self-published it -- you'd probably jump at the chance to talk about your book on national television.  Who wouldn't?

But beware of predatory producers of "branded entertainment" TV talk shows that are little m… Read full post »

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FEBRUARY 6, 2011 11:30PM

Grim Fairy Tales: Death is Cuter in a Bustle

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Our gentleman tour guide balanced himself expertly in the center aisle of the mini-van as the driver wove expertly through downtown Las Vegas traffic. “Up ahead on your right, ladies and gentlemen, you’ll see the Stratosphere – that tall, futuristic buildingRead full post »

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DECEMBER 9, 2010 7:45AM

Girl Enters Roller Rink, Turns 90

going to the gym to become a stronger skater after returning to roller skating after years 2If you've been following my home blog for a while, you might remember a while back when NBC Universal offered me my own video series.  They called it "Big Life" but we never shot any episodes beyond the pilot. 

I'll never really know why NBC Universal decided not the move forward… Read full post »

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AUGUST 5, 2010 7:26AM

The Secret Sex Lives of Dolls

 The Secret Sex Lives of Dolls by Kim Brittingham

“Most of them are homely looking, and usually overweight,” my mother explained.  “That's because when men don't find a woman attractive, she'll sometimes pair up with another woman instead.  One ugly woman will easily accept another ugly woman.  I guessRead full post »

Kim Brittingham Obama Campaign Against Childhood Obesity 

Dear Mrs. Obama,


In response to your e-mail of today, July 18, 2010, from which I quote:

"...help us tackle an issue that is dear to my heart — childhood obesity. As some of you know one of my top priorities as First Lady is the Let’s Move! campaign, whereRead full post »

MARCH 5, 2010 3:50PM

Of Fatness and False Benevolence

I recently sat in the audience for a taping of ABC's Nightline at Cooper Union in New York City.  Juju Chang moderated a debate titled, “Is it OK to Be Fat?”

 

Arguing on the side of fat indeed being “OK” were plus size model Crystal Renn and Marianne Kirby, co-author… Read full post »