Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters

Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters

How the Quest for Perfection Is Harming Young Women

Book - 2008
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Penguin Putnam
This eye-opening look at twenty-first century culture and its impact on women reveals how food and weight obsession, driven in no small part by images of celebrities openly wasting away, threatens a new generation of girls as the feminist exhortation that ?you can do anything? is twisted into ?you must do everything.? It also inspires readers to consider what wonderful things might happen if the madness stopped once and for all.

Baker & Taylor
Draws on original research and more than one hundred interviews with patients, psychologists, nutritionists, and others to analyze the pervasiveness of eating disorders and body-image-related emotional challenges in today's generation of young women. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2008
Edition: Berkley trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780425223369
Branch Call Number: 616.8526 MAR
Characteristics: xiv, 382 p. ; 21 cm


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