Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self

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

Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self

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Lori Gottlieb--psychotherapist, national advice columnist, and New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk To Someone--shares her "gripping" (The Boston Globe) chronicle of adolescent anorexia that "stands out as a fresh, edgy take...on that perilous time in a girl's life when she's no longer a child but not quite an adult (Entertainment Weekly).

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 she's told that "real women don't 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" she's longed to resemble. But then what? Stick Figure takes the reader on a gripping journey, as Lori struggles to reclaim both her body and her spirit.

By turns painful and wry, Lori's 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, you'll lose a pound a day. Another book says that once you start losing weight, everyone will ask, 'How did you do it?' but you shouldn't tell them because it's 'your little secret.' Then right above that part it says, 'New York Times bestseller.' Some secret."

Based on the author's childhood journals, Stick Figure is "a smart, funny, compassionate" (Entertainment Weekly) tale that delivers an engrossing glimpse into the mind of a girl in transition to adulthood and a powerful cautionary tale about the dangers of living up to society's expectations.

Author: Lori Gottlieb
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: 11/17/2009
Pages: 222
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.42lbs
Size: 8.42h x 5.78w x 0.56d
ISBN: 9781439148907

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