Kim Brittingham's home-made book cover
NYC-based writer Kim Brittingham's might be that person you avoid sitting next to during your morning commute. At around 250 pounds, she takes up more than one seat. She has no problem with her size however, nor with the word "fat."
But she does get ticked off at the comments and stares she gets from her fellow bus riders. So one day she decided to fight back. She created this fake book cover and "read" from it every day in public for the next four months. Read about the reactions she got, or better yet, listen to the BPP interview.
As far-fetched as it may sound, some people say being fat IS contagious. One 2007study says obesity spreads socially. I'm not entirely sold. What do YOU think?