Navel Gazing One Woman's Quest For a Size Normal

by Anne Putnam

Lifestyle and Health

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Sadly there is no size normal, the media obsession with stick thin women is an air-brushed sham but Anne Putnam’s book shoes how difficult it is to live with the body you have. She’s tried every diet, even fat camp to achieve her ideal body and then came surgery and a drop in 10 sizes and still she isn’t satisfied, something is still wrong for her. Her quest for the “normal” body highlights the way we find it so hard to accept the way we look.

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Navel Gazing One Woman's Quest For a Size Normal Synopsis

When Anne Putnam had weight-loss surgery at the age of seventeen, she thought her whole life would change. Nine years later and ten sizes smaller, she's still facing down the monster in the mirror, and she's finally starting to understand that changing your body doesn't necessarily change how you feel about it.


Navel Gazing is a funny, passionate and no-holds-barred memoir of one woman's quest to accept her own body -- to feel normal. It will make you laugh, cry, cringe -- and wonder why it's so hard for women to feel happy with the way they look.

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ISBN: 9780571284443
Publication date: 03/01/2013
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571284443
Publication date: 3rd January 2013
Author: Anne Putnam
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Format: Paperback
Genres: Lifestyle & Health,

About Anne Putnam

Anne H Putnam was born in New York City, raised in California, and has spent the past five years in London, where she lives with her boyfriend. To find out more about Anne please visit or follow her on Twitter @ahputnam

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