Centered. Grounded. Connected.

Introduction

As I move toward a better understanding of my obesity, I am coaxed step by intricate step into a dance with four partners: anxiety, agnosticism, addictive behavior and aging. This is not a weight loss memoir. It is not a size acceptance manifesto. It is a portrait of obesity that regards fat as neither fabulous nor expendable until it can be fully comprehended and briefly called magnificent for its capacity to initiate new life.

About Martha

Martha M Moravec is the author of the memoir Magnificent Obesity: My Search for Wellness, Voice and Meaning in the Second Half of Life, (Hatherleigh Press/Random House). She is also the author of two novels: an epic historical fantasy, The Secret Name of God; and a sci-fi eco-fable for young adults, The Odd Body Vanity Squad. Before committing to prose, she wrote the book and lyrics for five original full-length musicals, all of which were successfully produced in southern Vermont and Boston. Martha blogs at Mad Genius Bohemians about the mysteries of the creative life and the persistence of one's dreams. She also blogs at Magnificent Obesity about the hazards posed by anxiety, addiction, aging and agnosticism to personal growth and transformation. She can usually be found at home in Vermont working on her next seven novels, four novellas, second memoir and a sweeping revision of the five musicals. She is currently seeking further publication opportunities, a hundred more years and God.