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Brumfitt, Taryn

Summary: "Body confidence does not come from trying to achieve the perfect body, it comes from embracing the one you've already got." This is the book for every woman who hates the way her body looks, and derides herself for not having the perfect figure. It is for those who have allowed those negative and harmful thoughts to affect their self-confidence and inform their everyday behaviour. Once a body...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Holland Publishers 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BRUMFITT, TARYN BRU

Coomer, Sarah Hays

Summary: "Even as a wave of renewed feminism swells, too many women continue to starve, stuff, overwork, or neglect our bodies in pursuit of paper-thin ideals. "Fitness" has been co-opted by the beauty industry. We associate it with appearance when we should associate it with power. Grounded in advocacy with a rowdy, accessible spirit, Physical Disobedience asserts that denigrating our bodies is, in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seal Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 613 COO

Judge, Erin.

Summary: Natalie has made a promise: a vow of celibacy, signed and witnessed by her best friend. After a string of sexual conquests, she is determined to figure out why the intense romantic connections she's spent her life chasing have left her emotionally high and dry. As Natalie sifts through her past and her present, she confronts her complicated feelings about her plus-sized figure, her bisexuality,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rare Bird Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JUD

Baker, Jes

Summary: "Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls is a manifesto and call to arms for women of all sizes and ages. With smart and sassy eloquence, veteran blogger Jes Baker calls on women to be proud of their bodies, fight against fat-shaming, and embrace a body-positive worldview to change public perceptions and help women maintain mental health. With the same straightforward tone that catapulted her to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seal Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 613 BAK

Summary: At a fashionable birthday party in Southern California, a parade of women playfully mingle and muse on their body image hang-ups, eating disorders, relationships, and a conformist society obsessed with beauty. For these partygoers, even their untouched slices of cake provide insight into the love-hate relationship between femmes and food. A hilarious and thought-provoking smorgasbord of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Video NYC 2004

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY EAT

Summary: Every year Americans spend an average of $12.4 billion (yes, billion!) on cosmetic surgery procedures. Why are we being conditioned not to like the way we look? Award-winning filmmaker Darryl Roberts goes on a five-year journey to unearth the origins and deadly risks of our nation's quest for physical perfection.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: distributed by Xenon Pictures 2010

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC AME

Martin, Courtney E.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2007

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 613.8 Martin

Tovar, Virgie

Summary: Growing up as a fat girl, Virgie Tovar believed that her body was something to be fixed. But after two decades of dieting and constant guilt, she was over it--and gave herself the freedom to trust her own body again. Ever since, she's been helping others to do the same. Tovar is hungry for a world where bodies are valued equally, food is free from moral judgment, and you can jiggle through life...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Feminist Press at the City University of New York 2018

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Gruys, Kjerstin.

Summary: Chronicles the year the author spent avoiding her reflection, an effort throughout which she relied on the feedback of others to help her gauge her appearance, outlook, priorities, and beliefs about beauty.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Avery 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GRUYS, KJERSTIN GRU

Bulik, Cynthia M.

Summary: Bulik digs deep into the origins of women's problems with body image, guiding her readers in the challenging task of disentangling self-esteem from body esteem, and taking charge of the insidious negative self-talk.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker & Co. 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.333 BUL

Crabbe, Megan Jayne

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: For generations, women have been convinced that true happiness only comes when we hit that goal weight, shrink ourselves down, and change ourselves to fit a rigid and unrealistic beauty ideal. We've been taught to see our bodies as collections of problems that need to be fixed. Instagram star Megan Jayne Crabbe is determined to spread the word that loving the body you have is the real path to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seal Press 2018

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Keaton, Diane.

Summary: The Academy Award-winning film star and best-selling author of Then Again describes the ups and downs of living in a beauty-obsessed world, recounting stories about a makeup artist's embarrassing advice, her trip to Victoria's Secret with her teen daughter and more.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 921 KEATON, DIANE KEA

Krupp, Charla.

Summary: "Boot camp for a younger, hipper makeover, packed with no-holds-barred advice on little beauty and fashion changes that pay off big time."--Provided by the publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Springboard Press 2008

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 646.7 KRU

Ortner, Jessica

Summary: "Many women live their lives believing that they can't ask for what they want until they change something they're unhappy with. No promotion until they get new skills. No relationship until they establish their career. No fulfillment until they find love. One of the most common conditions women place on themselves is weight loss--no love until they lose weight, no sex until they lose weight, no...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hay House, Inc. 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 613 ORT

Lee, Michelle.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Broadway Books 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 391 LEE

Kleeman, Alexandra

Summary: "A missing-person mystery told from the point of view of the missing person; an American horror story that concerns sex and friendship, consumption and appetite, faith and transformation, real food and reality television; and ... a wholly singular view of modern womanhood"--Dust jacket flap.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KLE

Keaton, Diane.

Summary: "From Academy Award winner and bestselling author Diane Keaton comes a candid, hilarious, and deeply affecting look at beauty, aging, that old frenemy the mirror, and how in the end you just have to do it your own way. Told in her one-of-a-kind Annie Hall voice, Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty is a smart, open chronicle of the ups and downs of living and working in a world obsessed by...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 KEA

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 KEATON, DIANE KEA

Williams, Lara

2 holds on 2 copies

Summary: "A sharply intelligent and intimate debut novel about a secret society of hungry young women who meet after dark and feast to reclaim their appetites--and their physical spaces--that posits the question: if you feed a starving woman, what will she grow into?" --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnams Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2019

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Keaton, Diane.

Summary: The film star describes the ups and downs of living in a beauty-obsessed world, recounting stories about a makeup artist's embarrassing advice, her trip to Victoria's Secret with her teenage daughter, and the personal style choices she has made.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 KEA

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KEATON, DIANE KEA

Higgins, Kristan

Summary: Emerson, Georgia, and Marley have been best friends ever since they met at a weight-loss camp as teens. When Emerson tragically passes away, she leaves one final wish for her best friends: to conquer the fears they still carry as adults. For each of them, that means something different. For Marley, it's coming to terms with the survivor's guilt she's carried around since her twin sister's...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC HIG

Awad, Mona.

Summary: Follows Lizzie, a young woman growing up in Mississauga, as she fights her way from fat to thin, but who still, even as a married adult woman, sees herself as a fat girl.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC AWA

Anthony, David

Summary: The heroes' baseball team, the Traverse City Salmon, are playing the Garden City Sprouts in the little league championship game. The Sprouts throw a curve ball and turn into pinch-hitting plant monsters.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sigil Pub. 2009

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC ANT

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC ANT

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile- Series, Call number: J Fiction Anthony 2009

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED ANT

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED ANT

Coccia, Paul

Summary: "In this high-interest novel for teen readers, Theo enters a cooking contest and catches the eye of a celebrity restaurant owner."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orca Book Publishers 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC COC

Higgins, Kristan

Summary: "Two friends make a promise to their dying friend to face their deepest hopes and greatest fears by agreeing to stop waiting until they lose weight and start living now. As they begin to work on their list of things to do, they grow stronger and learn to embrace themselves just the way they are"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC HIG

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC HIG