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Courtney Martin's writing is marinated in wisdom, and her insights are eloquent.
I've read this chapter a couple of times, and her last two pages, filled with poetic images and poignant quotes, always make me cry.
To say I was blown away by Courtney E. Martin's Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters, would be a huge understatement.
I have been struggling with quitting dieting - although it's damaging my health, I still had that 'fear' of weight gain. Terrified, you might say. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Lucy
Very shocking how honest this book is. More women should read this book to understand you and your food and image battles don't need to be fought solo. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Ashley Ritzert
Great book. Definitely a must-read if you are interested in eating disorders from a modern day perspective. I thought it was a bit extreme however. Read morePublished 14 months ago by tangerine
One of my personal favorites; I read this while in treatment and have been coveting it for my shelves ever since. Read morePublished 24 months ago by bekah
Courtney Martin does an amazing job of capturing the idea and the causes of eating disorders in her book Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: The New Normalcy of Hating Your Body. Read morePublished on March 29, 2010 by Allison Reid
First of all, if you have an eating disorder don't read this book. I bought it because I hoped to learn something about eating disorders, instead she just went on and on, saying... Read morePublished on December 25, 2009 by L. Smith
Here's one of the many excerpts from the book I've highlighted:
"Obsessing over every little thing we put in our mouths may not lead to death or some of the other tangible... Read more
First, let me qualify myself: At the time I read this book, I was working in a clinical hospital setting conducting groups for adults in partial hospitalization mental health... Read morePublished on July 15, 2008 by WichacpiHoskila
This is an amazing book. Written from the heart of every college girl, a must-read for girls in high school and beyond, or anyone trying to understand the world of girls today. Read morePublished on May 15, 2008 by A. Horwitz