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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,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2024

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

McAnulty, Stacy.

Summary: Spirited girls offer a quirky take on traditional advice of how beautiful girls should behave, showing how their own individuality and talent make them beautiful.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Running Pr Book Pub. 2016

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Steele, Valerie.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 1985

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 391.2 STE

Mulvey, Kate.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Checkmark Books 1998

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 391.009 MUL

Jackson, Beverley.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ten Speed Press 1997

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 391.413 Jac

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Groundwood Books 2021

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

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

Friedman, Hilary Levey

Summary: "Many predicted that pageants would disappear by the 21st century. Yet they are thriving. America's most enduring contest, Miss America, celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2020. Why do they persist? In Here She Is, Hilary Levey Friedman reveals the surprising ways pageants have been an empowering feminist tradition. She traces the role of pageants in many of the feminist movement's signature...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.6 FRI

Filipacchi, Amanda

Summary: "Meet the Knights of Creation, a group of artistic friends struggling with society's standards of beauty. Barb, a stunningly beautiful costume designer, chooses to don a fat suit in hopes that it will help her meet the man of her dreams--a man who can see beyond her looks. Lily, Barb's brilliantly talented, unfortunate-looking musician friend, goes to fantastic lengths to attract the shallow...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FIL

Elovic, Ariella

Summary: "The funny, exuberant, inspiring antidote to body shame-a full-color graphic memoir celebrating the imperfections of the author's female body in all its glory. Too tall. Too short. Too fat. Too thin. The message is everywhere-we need to pluck, wax, shrink, and hide ourselves, to not take up space, emotionally or literally; women are never "just right." Well, Ariella Elovic, feminist and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2020

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

Watson, Larry

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Summary: Edie--smart, self-assured, beautiful--always worked hard. She worked as a teller at a bank, she worked to save her first marriage, and later, she worked to raise her daughter even as her second marriage came apart. Really, Edie just wanted a good life, but everywhere she turned, her looks defined her. Two brothers fought over her. Her second husband became unreasonably possessive and jealous....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WAT

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

Trepczynski, Savala N.

Summary: "An incisive and vulnerable yet powerful and provocative collection of essays, Savala offers poignant reflections on living between society's most charged, politicized, and intractably polar spaces: between black and white, between rich and poor, betweenthin and fat - as a woman. The daughter of an Afro-Latinx father and a white mother, Savala's light complexion has always contrast her kinky...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.42 TRE

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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Universe 2000

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

Wolf, Naomi.

Summary: This valuable study, full of infuriating statistics and examples, documents societal pressure on women to conform to a standard form of beauty. Freelance journalist Wolf cites predominant images that negatively influence women--the wrinkle-free, unnaturally skinny fashion model in advertisements and the curvaceous female in pornography--and questions why women risk their health and endure pain...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. Morrow 1991

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.42 WOL

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