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Copaken, Deborah

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Summary: "Breasts. Uterus. Cervix. Heart. Vagina. The source of life, right? Well, for writer and photographer Deborah Copaken, it turned out to be just the opposite--almost. Between escaping from an abusive marriage, facing down the challenge of single-parenthood, and attempting to find love again, getting her bearings after everything she knew fell to pieces proved more slippery than she ever could...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 COPAKEN, DEBORAH COP

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

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

Bedrick, David

Summary: Why is today's diet industry pulling in 70 billion dollars every year, while when people go on a diet, only five percent of them succeed and the rest gain weight or stay the same? Here's why: A heavy, shamed body is a body with an unheard message and a thwarted quest, and until the secrets are unlocked and the wisdom is harvested, that impasse will be unbreachable. In these pages, Bedrick...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Belly Song Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.4 BED

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"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2020

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1 available in Adult 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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: New Holland Publishers 2015

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

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,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Rare Bird Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JUD

Clein, Emmeline

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Summary: "A personal and cultural look at the dark underbelly of Western beauty standards and the lethal culture of disordered eating they've wrought. In Dead Weight, Emmeline Clein tells the story of her own disordered eating alongside and through other women from history, pop culture and the girls she's known and loved. Tracing the medical and cultural history of Anorexia, Bulimia, and Orthorexia,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 616.85 CLE

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Seal Press 2018

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

Kazdin, Cole

Summary: "Blending personal narrative and investigative reporting, Emmy Award-winning journalist Cole Kazdin reveals that disordered eating is an epidemic crisis killing millions of women. Women of all ages struggle with disordered eating, preoccupation with food, and body anxiety. Journalist Cole Kazdin was one such woman, and she set out to see if the impossibility of her own full recovery from an...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Essentials 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.85 KAZ

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Seal Press 2015

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Weiner, Jennifer

Summary: "Thirty-four-year-old Abby Stern has made it to a happy place. She's got good friends, her bike, and her bike club in Philadelphia. She's at peace with her plus-size body - at least, most of the time - and she's on track to marry her childhood sweetheart. Abby and Mark met at the weight-loss camp Abby's perpetually dieting mother, Eileen, forced her daughter to attend. Yet Abby can't escape the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2023

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC WEI

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: LP FIC WEI

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP Fiction Weiner

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

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Springboard Press 2008

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 646.7 KRU

Geertsen, Lauren

Summary: "This book explains how women strangle our self-love and positive self-image and teaches how to find a true body love within"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sounds True 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.4 GEE

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hay House, Inc. 2014

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

Clarke, Diana

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...

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC CLA

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CLA

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...

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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

Lee, Michelle.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Broadway Books 2003

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

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

Hara

Summary: What do you do when your body doesn't match the ideal shape as dictated by society? What do you wear when sweats seem to be the only clothes that fit you? How do you deal with the constant, overwhelming waves of criticism about your appearance from yourself and others? A love letter to anyone striving to embrace their size, this wonderfully illustrated, uplifting comic essay by a plus-size...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Yen Press 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.4 HAR

Hébert, Marie-Noëlle

Summary: "A deeply emotional graphic memoir of a young woman's struggles with self-esteem and body image issues. All Marie-Noëlle wants is to be thin and beautiful. She wishes that her thighs were slimmer, that her stomach lay flatter. Maybe then her parents wouldn't make fun of her eating habits at family dinners, the girls at school wouldn't call her ugly, and the boy she likes would ask her out. This...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Groundwood Books 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Oversize, Call number: YA 921 HEB

Gallagher, Siobhán

Summary: "Author and illustrator Siobhán Gallagher's humorous and heartfelt graphic memoir details her journey from being anxious and unhappy to learning to love herself as she is. "I'm proud of the person I've become because I fought to become her." At the age of 30, Siobhán Gallagher looks back on her teenage years struggling with anxiety and diet culture, desperate to become a beautiful, savvy, and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Andrews McMeel Publishing 2024

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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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Comicarts 2019

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 WIL

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