Synopsis: There is perhaps no part of the human body more maligned than fat. We are told it brings on diseases like diabetes. And in our current cultural obsession with body image, fat is considered ugly and unnatural. Nothing could be further from the truth because without fat we’d all be dead. A Brief History of Fat challenges us to rethink fat by explaining why we have it, how it works, and how it may make us sick. It turns out cutting edge science is uncovering the wonders of fat, and it’s time the rest of us gave it a second look.