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Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self
Stick Figure A Diary of My Former Self
Author: Lori Gottlieb
"I wish to be the thinnest girl at school, or maybe even the thinnest eleven-year-old on the entire planet," confides Lori Gottlieb to her diary. "I mean, what are girls supposed to wish for, other than being thin?" For a girl growing up in Beverly Hills in 1978, the motto "You can never be too rich or too thin" is writ large. Precocious...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781439148907
ISBN-10: 1439148902
Publication Date: 11/17/2009
Pages: 224
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Moving story about a girl's struggle with eating disorders.
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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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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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