Often dressed in no more than a towel, author Leslie Goldman spent five years talking with women of all ages, shapes, and sizes about what goes into shaping not just their bodies but their body image. From compulsive workouts to daily dates with the scale to body fat measurements, American women are swept up in a constant quest for perfection. But the loudest voices here are those of the senior women who speak candidly of their long road to self-acceptance. Funny, smart, and confiding, Locker Room Diaries is a wake-up call for any woman who has ever wished her body were something other than it is; this book reminds you that the perfect body is your body. (Wendy Shanker).
Leslie Goldman is a woman's health and medical writer for the American Medical Association. She's a regular contributor to many publications including Marie Claire and People Magazine, and lives in Chicago.