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Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self
Stick Figure A Diary of My Former Self
Author: Lori Gottlieb
When Lori Gottlieb was 11 years old, she did something girls that age often do: She started a diary. And like far too many other 11-year-old girls, she also began starving herself. Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self chronicles her transformation from a bright, healthy kid into a hospital patient on the verge of death, and it illustra...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780425178904
ISBN-10: 0425178900
Publication Date: 4/1/2001
Pages: 240
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 71 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 5
Moving story about a girl's struggle with eating disorders.
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Helpful Score: 3
An eleven year old's diary of how she saw herself as fat and could not stop dieting. A book that looks at anorexia close up and personel. A good read for anyone who wants to understand how someone could starve themselves into nothing but bones and a thin layer of skin. A good read.
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Helpful Score: 2
A Young girl's journal showing the pressure society places on young girls to be thin.
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Amazingly written story written by Gottleib when she was only 11 years old (these were entries in her diary) about her fight with anorexia. ONe minute, she is ultra-mature and intelligent and the next she is worried that breathing in food smells will make her fat. A very interesting read!
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Autobiographical account about a intelligent 11 year old girl from a relatively well off California family and her struggle with anorexia in the late 1970's. This was written in a loose diary type style and was well written and while at times tragic, and at times humorous, you really felt for Lori. I thought her mother and father were messed up, especially the vacuous, self centered and thoughtless mother. I wanted to strangle the mother. It's no wonder Lori ended up anorexic. A good, quick read.
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This book fascinated me because I read Lori Gottlieb's articles these days in magazines and find them well written and entertaining. I got a glimpse into her childhood and could relate to her on some levels. I enjoyed reading this book with her frank and dry wit as a child. She touches on issues that teens these days are facing more and more. I recommend this book not only for teens and their high school reading lists but for adults of teens and pre-teens as well. I read it in two days.
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definitely a gripping story, but it definitely wasn't written at the level of an eleven-year-old, even one as smart as Lori was supposed to be. Believable, but I don't know if four-weeks is *really* a realistic turn-around time for an anorexic, no matter how strong their resolve is.


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