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Afternoon Question: Obsession With Fat

Issue: Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling objects to skinny culture/Seattle PI

More: Rowling has a bone to pick with the skinny models and celebrities whose “overpriced handbags and rat-sized dogs” grace the glossy pages of celebrity magazines. On her website,, the author of the best-selling Harry Potter series criticized an article featuring a young woman whose thin frame indicated she is “either seriously ill or suffering from an eating disorder.”

Question: Is there anyone out there who’s comfortable with themselves despite being a coupla pounds to the bad?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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