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Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters by Courtney Martin
  

Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters

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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.

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Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters by Courtney Martin

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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'Great news! The vexed knot of eating disorders, body image, and self-esteem gets updated with fresh analysis and new examples for a new generation. Courtney Martin's takewill bring insight to a whole new group of teenagers and young women.'
NAOMI WOLF, author of THE BEAUTY MYTH

'An engaging and heartbreaking account of the tragic circumstances girls and women find themselves in today as they struggle to find a body they can feel secure with.'
SUSIE ORBACH, author of FAT IS A FEMINIST ISSUE

'...a smart and spirited rant that makes for thought-provoking reading.'
THE NEW YORK TIMES

About the Author

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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Publication date

7th June 2007

Author

Courtney Martin

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Author's Website

www.courtneyemartin.com

Publisher

Judy Piatkus Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

The Real World
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Coping with eating disorders
Self-help & personal development

ISBN

9780749928131

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