Rabia Chaudry Book Signing

Rabia Chaudry is an attorney, advocate, and author, best known for her New York Times bestselling book, Adnan’s Story and for her podcasts: The 45th, The Hidden Djinn, Nighty Night, and Undisclosed.”

Chaudry will be signing copies of her most recent book, a memoir entitled Fatty Fatty Boom Boom, from 2 to 3 PM Saturday, January 28, at Dog-Eared Books.

Fatty Fatty Boom Boom is an intimate memoir about food, body image, and growing up in a loving but sometimes oppressively concerned Pakistani immigrant family. Join us for this intimate opportunity to meet a brilliant, award-winning advocate for civil rights and criminal justice reform, in addition to a strong voice in the discussion of body positivity. 

WHEN: Saturday, January 28, 2 – 3 PM 
WHERE: Dog-Eared Books 

Fatty Fatty Boom Boom by Rabia Chaudry 
“My entire life I have been less fat and more fat, but never not fat.” According to family lore, when Rabia Chaudry’s family returned to Pakistan for their first visit since moving to the United States, two-year-old Rabia was more than just a pudgy toddler. Dada Abu, her fit and sprightly grandfather, attempted to pick her up but had to put her straight back down, demanding of Chaudry’s mother: “What have you done to her?” The answer was two full bottles of half-and-half per day, frozen butter sticks to gnaw on, and lots and lots of American processed foods.

And yet, despite her parents plying her with all the wrong foods as they discovered Burger King and Dairy Queen, they were highly concerned for the future for their large-sized daughter. How would she ever find a suitable husband? There was merciless teasing by uncles, cousins, and kids at school, but Chaudry always loved food too much to hold a grudge against it. Soon she would leave behind fast food and come to love the Pakistani foods of her heritage, learning to cook them with wholesome ingredients and eat them in moderation. At once a love letter (with recipes) to fresh roti, chaat, chicken biryani, ghee, pakoras, shorba, parathay and an often hilarious dissection of life in a Muslim immigrant family, Fatty Fatty Boom Boom is also a searingly honest portrait of a woman grappling with a body that gets the job done but that refuses to meet the expectations of others.
Chaudry’s memoir offers readers a relatable and powerful voice on the controversial topic of body image, one that dispenses with the politics and gets to what every woman who has ever struggled with weight will relate to.