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Summary: Examines the industries and obstacles responsible for the current body image crisis and showcases the dynamic leaders fighting for more diversity of size, race, and age.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Hilliard, Chloé

Summary: "Fans of Issa Rae and Phoebe Robinson will love this collection of laugh-out-loud funny and insightful essays that explore race, feminism, pop culture, and how society reinforces the message that we are nothing without the perfect body"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2020

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 818 HIL

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 646.7 KRU

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 646.704 Krupp

Crabbe, Megan Jayne

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.3 CRA

Ortner, Jessica

2 holds on 1 copy

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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Clarke, Diana

4 holds on 3 copies

Summary: Rose and Lily Winters are twins. They feel each other's emotions, taste what the other is feeling, but their connection can be as destructive as it is supportive. When Rose stops eating, Lily starts consuming everything Rose won't or can't. Now Rose is about to mark her one-year anniversary in a rehabilitation facility for anorexics. Lily, a kindergarten teacher, dates abusive men, including a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Lee, Michelle.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Broadway Books 2003

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

Williams, Erin

Summary: "In Commute, we follow author and illustrator Erin Williams on her daily commute to and from work, punctuated by recollections of sexual encounters as well as memories of her battle with alcoholism, addiction, and recovery. As she moves through the world navigating banal, familiar, and sometimes uncomfortable interactions with the familiar-faced strangers she sees daily, Williams weaves...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Comicarts 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 WIL

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

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Williams, Lara

1 hold on 1 copy

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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Hagen, Sofie

Summary: In Happy Fat, comedian Sofie Hagen shares how she removed fat-phobic influences from her daily life and found self-acceptance in a world where judgement and discrimination are rife. From shame and sex to airplane seats, love and getting stuck in public toilets, Sofie provides practical tips for readers--drawing wisdom from other Fat Liberation champions along the way. Part memoir, part social...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 4th Estate 2020

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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: 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

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 KEA

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

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