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Body of Truth How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight--And What We Can Do about It

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ISBN-10: 0738218820

ISBN-13: 9780738218823

Edition: 2016

Authors: Harriet Brown

List price: $16.99
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Over the past twenty-five years, our quest for thinness has morphed into a relentless obsession with weight and body image. In our culture, "fat" has become a four-letter word. Or, as Lance Armstrong said to the wife of a former teammate, "I called you crazy. I called you a bitch. But I never called you fat." How did we get to this place where the worst insult you can hurl at someone is "fat"? Where women and girls (and increasingly men and boys) will diet, purge, overeat, undereat, and berate themselves and others, all in the name of being thin?As a science journalist, Harriet Brown has explored this collective longing and fixation from an objective perspective; as a mother, wife, and…    
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/22/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English