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Winter Coats, Holiday Parties, and Good Comebacks

Winter Coats, Holiday Parties, and Good Comebacks

Update: 2022-12-08


Today Corinne is back! She got bangs, you guys! And it is time for a very special holiday themed Ask Us Anything. As always, we record these once a month. (Except last month when Thanksgiving threw us off. But here’s October if you missed it!) So if you have questions, you can email them over by hitting reply to any newsletter or drop them here

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And don't forget to preorder Virginia's new book! Fat Talk: Parenting In the Age of Diet Culture comes out April 25, 2023 from Henry Holt. Preorder your signed copy now from Split Rock Books (they ship anywhere in the USA). You can also order it from your independent bookstore, or from Barnes & NobleAmazonTarget, Kobo or anywhere you like to buy books.

Disclaimer: Virginia is a journalist and human with a lot of informed opinions. Virginia is not a nutritionist, therapist, doctor, or any kind of health care provider. The conversation you're about to hear and all of the advice and opinions she gives are just for entertainment, information, and education purposes only. None of this is a substitute for individual medical or mental health advice.


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(always) Eileen Fisher lantern pants

Virginia got a coat

J.Crew quilted cocoon puffer

Corinne's fleece from Alder Apparel

Virginia's LL Bean fleece leggings (mixed reviews)

bamboo fleece leggings

Naadam cashmere pants

Corinne's shorts

decline to be weighed

Jeans Science

a bra that fits

How do you respond to diet talk from loved ones?

Why it's not sugar addiction

When is it restriction and when is it good parenting?

Corinne's childhood butter yogurt spread (she says ban it!)

reclaiming diet foods

Helen Hoang’s romance novels

Flight by Lynn Steger Strong

This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub

Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake


The Burnt Toast Podcast is produced and hosted by Virginia Sole-Smith. Follow Virginia on Instagram or Twitter.Burnt Toast transcripts and essays are edited and formatted by Corinne Fay, who runs @SellTradePlus, an Instagram account where you can buy and sell plus size clothing.The Burnt Toast logo is by Deanna Lowe.Our theme music is by Jeff Bailey and Chris Maxwell.Tommy Harron is our audio engineer.Thanks for listening and for supporting independent anti-diet journalism.

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Winter Coats, Holiday Parties, and Good Comebacks

Winter Coats, Holiday Parties, and Good Comebacks

Virginia Sole-Smith and Corinne Fay