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Dan Oliverio talks about the issues that come up for people when obesity intersects with sexuality. By drawing on his personal experiences as a "chubby chaser," and on the experiences of hundreds of fat people and their admirers whom he's talked to, Oliverio has identified a new way to think about fat and size acceptance that empowers people, helping them make peace with their bodies and their desires. He has led seminars in New Orleans, Orlando, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Berlin, and his unique perspectives have brought me to be featured on MTV's True Life, the Tyra show, and several American and European documentaries. His writings on obesity and sexuality have appeared in several publications including The Huffington Post. Obesity as a cultural taboo affects everyone. Oliverio sees the attraction to fat as part of society's greater conversation about masculinity, femininity, power, and beauty that has resonance far beyond the world of fat people and their admirers. The aim of his work is to help people discover the freedom to embrace who they've always been and to love what they've always loved.

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"The Round Worlddoes more than just providean authoritative look into the world of people attracted to fatness, itseeks to look at the role of shame, public scrutiny and self-acceptance in the way we define sexual attraction.Dan Oliverio has written a beautiful love letter to the aesthetics of fatness while also providing a keen analysis of why and howwe can fall in love with things society tells us aren't attractive....This book helped me feel beautiful and understand the power and attraction of my fat body." - Guy Branum, Writer/Comedian, Chelsea Lately, Last Comic Standing __________________ "The Round Worldisa fresh perspectiveof new information I hadn't considered in my work as a sex therapist.Ihighly recommend this bookto anyone who wants to heighten their understanding of making unconventional desires more conventional." -Kristie Overstreet LMHC, LPC, CST, CAP, Licensed Mental Health Counselor andCertified Sex Therapist ------------------------------------- "Dan Oliverio ... challenges us to take a long hard look at our deep seated beliefs and biases around size and shape. He encourages us toopen our minds and perhaps our hearts....Dan skillfullyexplores topics such as weight stigma, health-ism, the world of chasers and chubs, fat admirers and bigbeautiful women and we are taken along with the humanity of it all ...this book gives us all tools to be more compassionate and acceptingas we live alongside people of all shapes andsizes, sexual preferences and life stories." - Dr. Fiona Holland, Senior Lecturer, Psychology Dept. andBody Image Researcher, University of Derby, UK ------------------------------------- ..".an artfully and expertly written bookthat delves into the minds of those that find fatas being attractive, desirable and SEXY.Dan leads you through a journey of discovery; discovery of your feelings and beliefs about Fat and fat people. He givesyou the opportunity to look at and recognize your biases and prejudices along with understanding the desires and passions that you may feel for a partner with afat body. Open yourself to finding whatThe Round Worldcan teach you." - Darliene Howell, Board of Directors, National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA)"
"The Round World"does more than just providean authoritative look into the world of people attracted to fatness, itseeks to look at the role of shame, public scrutiny and self-acceptance in the way we define sexual attraction.Dan Oliverio has written a beautiful love letter to the aesthetics of fatness while also providing a keen analysis of why and howwe can fall in love with things society tells us aren't attractive....This book helped me feel beautiful and understand the power and attraction of my fat body." - Guy Branum, Writer/Comedian, Chelsea Lately, Last Comic Standing __________________ "The Round Worldisa fresh perspectiveof new information I hadn't considered in my work as a sex therapist.Ihighly recommend this bookto anyone who wants to heighten their understanding of making unconventional desires more conventional." -Kristie Overstreet LMHC, LPC, CST, CAP, Licensed Mental Health Counselor andCertified Sex Therapist __________________ "Dan Oliverio ... challenges us to take a long hard look at our deep seated beliefs and biases around size and shape. He encourages us toopen our minds and perhaps our hearts....Dan skillfullyexplores topics such as weight stigma, health-ism, the world of chasers and chubs, fat admirers and bigbeautiful women and we are taken along with the humanity of it all ...this book gives us all tools to be more compassionate and acceptingas we live alongside people of all shapes andsizes, sexual preferences and life stories." - Dr. Fiona Holland, Senior Lecturer, Psychology Dept. andBody Image Researcher, University of Derby, UK __________________ ..".an artfully and expertly written bookthat delves into the minds of those that find fatas being attractive, desirable and SEXY.Dan leads you through a journey of discovery; discovery of your feelings and beliefs about Fat and fat people. He givesyou the opportunity to look at and recognize your biases and prejudices along with understanding the desires and passions that you may feel for a partner with afat body. Open yourself to finding whatThe Round Worldcan teach you." - Darliene Howell, Board of Directors, National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA)"

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