Book Reviews of The Obsession : Reflections on the Tyranny of Slenderness

The Obsession : Reflections on the Tyranny of Slenderness
The Obsession Reflections on the Tyranny of Slenderness
Author: Kim Chernin
ISBN-13: 9780060925055
ISBN-10: 0060925051
Publication Date: 4/13/1994
Pages: 216
Rating:
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3.3 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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Classic on the obsession with thinness in our society.
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A deeply committed and beautifully written analysis of our society's increasing demand that women be thin.
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I read this book during the throes of an eating disorder some years ago, and it helped me tremendously. I was able to see how society indoctrinates the idea of being a certain body type in order to be acceptable. I felt much better about my body and why I had been so obsessed with it in the first place.