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Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters

The Frightening New Normality of Hating Your Body

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Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters by Courtney Martin
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Based on extensive research and in-depth interviews with women from various socio-economic backgrounds, Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters lays bare a stark new world culture of eating disorders, food and body issues that affect virtually all of today's women. Though eating disorders first came to be recognised about 25 years ago, Martin's book shows how the issues surrounding body image have only become more complex, more dangerous and more difficult to treat. The current 'epidemic' of obesity is simply the flip side of the same coin. Drawing from interviews with sufferers, psychologists, nutritionists, and other experts, Courtney Martin's book reveals a whole new generation of 'perfect girls' who have been conditioned from a young age to over-achieve, self-sacrifice, and hate their own bodies - this, despite being raised by a generation of mothers well-versed in the lessons of feminism. Filled with vivid and often heartbreaking personal stories, Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters is both a shocking expos and call to arms, offering hope for a new beginning, one young girl at a time.

Author Biography

Courtney E. Martin is a writer, filmmaker and teacher. Her work on eating disorders, perfectionism and feminism has appeared in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Village Voice, Time Out New York, Utne Reader, Bust and Bitch magazines.
Release date NZ
June 7th, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Piatkus Books
Pages
352
Dimensions
176x238x27
ISBN-13
9780749928131
Product ID
1661160

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