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Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self
Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self by Lori Gottlieb 1439148902 9781439148907
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Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self by Lori Gottlieb

I wish to be the thinnest girl at school, or maybe even the thinnest eleven-year-old on the entire planet,confides Lori Gottlieb to her diary. I mean, what are girls supposed to wish for, other than being thin?For a girl growing up in Beverly Hills in 1978, the motto You can never be too rich or too thin is writ large. Precocious Lori learns her lessons well, so when shes told that real women dont eat dessert and no one could ever like a girl who has thunder thighs, she decides to become a paragon of dieting. Soon Lori has become the stick figure shes longed to resemble. But then what?Stick Figuretakes the reader on a gripping journey, as Lori struggles to reclaim both her body and her spirit.By turns painful and wry, Loris efforts to reconcile the conflicting messages society sends women ring as true today as when she first recorded these impressions. One diet book says that if you drink three full glasses of water one hour before every meal to fill yourself up, youll lose a pound a day. Another book says that once you start losing weight, everyone will ask, How did you do it? but you shouldnt tell them because its your little secret. Then right above that part it says,New York Timesbestseller. Some secret.With an edgy wit and keenly observant eye,Stick Figuredelivers an engrossing glimpse into the mind of a girl in transition to adulthood. This raw, no-holds-barred account is a powerful cautionary tale about the dangers of living up to societys expectations.

Author: Lori Gottlieb

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 224

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 2009-11-17

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ISBN: 1439148902


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