Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters

by Courtney Martin

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We are living in a scary age now where girls are under tremendous pressure to look a particular way, the size zero phenomenon is affecting a generation like never before. This book takes a very honest look at what is happening to our daughters, having done extensive research with mothers and daughters from all walks of life. Frightening, informative and an essential read for all mothers and daughters, in this day and age, where young girls should just be enjoying being young and not worrying what size and shape they are.

Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters Synopsis

Based on research and interviews with women from various socio-economic backgrounds, this title looks at the culture of eating disorders, food and body issues that affect women. It shows how the issues surrounding body image have only become more complex, more dangerous and more difficult to treat.

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ISBN: 9780749928131
Publication date: 07/06/2007
Publisher: Judy Piatkus Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780749928131
Publication date: 7th June 2007
Author: Courtney Martin
Publisher: Judy Piatkus Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, The Real World,
Categories: Coping with eating disorders, Self-help & personal development,

About Courtney Martin

Courtney E. Martin is a writer originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado. She writes for a range of national publications, including Newsweek, Newsday, Alternet, The Christian Science Monitor, The Village Voice, Time Out New York, Utne Reader, Women's eNews, Poets & Writers, Publisher's Weekly, BUST, Bitch, and ReadyMade, among others. Courtney is also a contributing blogger for Crucial Minutiae and Feministing.   Courtney's been honored with the ChoiceUSA Setting the Message Straight Award, the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics, and fellowships from the Puffin Foundation, the Clark Foundation, and the Oral History Association. In addition, she is a Woodhull fellow.

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