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'A timely counterblast against our harsh new visual culture, obsessed with the perfection of the physical self.' - The Times
A smart and rich compendium of what is going on within and without our bodies today ... in this brave and significant book, Orbach does battle with a full quiver of her own fire-tipped arrows, her blazing firebrand levelled at self-hatred in all its forms.
This is a serious book - and one of the saddest I've read in a long time. It is grounded in compassion, righteous anger and practical good sense ... I came away having learnt something. We are at war with our own bodies, and both sides are losing.
A terrifying, terrific read
Could make you rethink starting that post-Christmas diet. A 2010 must-have if you want to understand your body issues.
Original in her diagnoses and sympathetic in her treatment, she comes across as the intellectual lovechild of Freud and Trisha. How could this not be compulsive reading?
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