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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (February 25, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439202613
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439202616
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,062,955 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

More to Love is dedicated to every woman who has ever felt she was less, when she truly is more.

About the Author

Elizabeth considers herself extremely lucky to have grown up in a family where the children were not allowed to watch much TV. As a result, she spent endless happy hours sketching, coloring and making paper dolls. One of her favorite memories is spending long summer afternoons drawing the characters in comic books (and wishing for super powers, of course!) Elizabeth has spent much of her adult life teaching high school art while raising her sons as a single mom. And, like most women in America, Elizabeth has dealt with issues of body image, eating disorders, and self-esteem. The More to Love characters began appearing in her sketchbooks shortly after one of her beloved students died from complications related to anorexia. Originally from New Hampshire, Elizabeth currently lives in a 1906 farmhouse in NY State. Elizabeth is married with two sons, one stepson and two stepdaughters. When she is not illustrating or writing, she can be often be found chasing animals out of her flowerbeds.

More About the Author

I am a teacher, a mother, and an artist whose personal experiences
and scribblings in a journal have evolved into a book,
a blog and a belief that even one minute spent
hating our own bodies is a sin, a shame and a personal disaster.

I believe in health and happiness at all sizes.
I believe that we should love, respect and admire
all the amazing sizes, shapes, colors and ages that women come in.

I consider myself extremely lucky
to have grown up in a family where the children were not
allowed to watch much TV. Instead, I spent endless happy hours
coloring, making paper dolls, drawing the characters in comic books
and wishing for super powers.

Originally from New Hampshire,
I currently live in a 1906 farmhouse in NY State.
I am married with two sons, one step-son and two step-daughters.
When I am not drawing, painting, writing or teaching,
you might find me chasing animals out of my flowerbeds!

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More to Love, by Elizabeth Patch, is a BEAUTIFUL book.
Pat Ballard
This would've been a lot less expensive and a lot more fun - just look at the adorable illustrations, the bright, happy colors, and the self-affirming statements!
Patricia L. Guarino
This book would be a great gift for anyone struggling with their own journey.
Jessica M. Kleczynski

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pat Ballard on March 31, 2009
Format: Paperback
More to Love, by Elizabeth Patch, is a BEAUTIFUL book.

Each paragraph contains an outstanding life-message. The illustrations are beautiful and inspiring and should be hanging in museums as a tribute to well-rounded women everywhere.

I hope we see much, much more from Elizabeth Patch.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Patricia L. Guarino on March 1, 2009
Format: Paperback
More to Love by Elizabeth Patch is a book I think everyone should own. Most of my childhood, my teenage years, and my young adulthood I dealt with feelings of inferiority, low self-esteem, and a VERY negative self image - all because of how I looked. I always thought I was too fat, my nose was too big, my chest was too flat, I was too short, etc. I never knew how to be happy with myself and accept what I was given - until therapy - ha. Anyway, I wish I had this book to refer to when I was feeling down - it would've helped tremendously. The lessons taught in this book are what thousands of dollars of therapy did for me. This would've been a lot less expensive and a lot more fun - just look at the adorable illustrations, the bright, happy colors, and the self-affirming statements! Thank you, Elizabeth Patch, for making all of us who may never be on the cover of Vogue believe that we are beautiful and worthwhile just as we are!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Baker on February 28, 2009
Format: Paperback
I've read a lot of books on the topic of body image and self esteem for plus-size women. Some are angry, some are funny, some study the topic in detail with lots of statistics and footnotes, some give techniques for visualizing a new body, other give techniques for dissolving the very real pain that comes with being fat in a thin-centric society, and many are stories about "How I learned to love myself even though I had a miserably unhappy childhood as a fat girl". This book,however, is quite different in 2 ways. First, the writing is short, sweet and to the point. Who can beat a line like "Fat is not a word that fits me"? And second, the illustrations are just adorable! A great gift book for any woman on your list who could use a smile.
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Common culture has strayed so far from reality with its ideal woman. Show all the women you love that they are beautiful just as the are. It is truly the heart and soul that creates beauty. You ARE beautiful
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Elizabeth Patch and her book "More to Love" is a fantastic tool for parents and teachers and to share far and wide to help improve girls and women self esteem and overall perception of body image. In the 21st century it is more important than ever for girls and women to be empowered in regards to body image and what is healthy and to understand what is most important is to be healthy no matter what size or shape one's body is. Wonderful and kudos to Elizabeth for this book that is making a big difference internationally!
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