Stick Figure is a surprisingly upbeat memoir, mainly due to Gottlieb's descriptions of her upper-crust parents: "Mom and I usually don't like the same movies. For example, she didn't like my favorite movie, Star Wars, probably because no one goes shopping...." But despite the sly humor, Lori comes to a sobering conclusion that is, sadly, still relevant today: "...you can be too thin and not even know it, because you spend so much time listening to everyone talk about how ladies are supposed to diet, and how something's wrong with you if you aren't worried about being thin, too." Culled from Gottlieb's pre-teen diaries, Stick Figure is a wry and engaging observation of an eating disorder and the society that contributed to it. --Jennifer Hubert --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
i read this as a teenager and i really identified with her in some ways. helped me to see that how we c ourselves can sometimes really become a big problem.Published 7 months ago by Stephanie Gross
This book left me with mixed feelings. It often felt pretty simplified, like the characters were mere caricatures, but since it is based on an eleven-year-old girl's diary, you... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Sofia
Having dealt with adolescents with eating disorders, I was very, very dismayed by this book. It oversimplifies the development of this terrible disorder as well as the thinking of... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Zedzebra
While this was a moving book to read the open honest style of humor made the subject all the more endearingPublished 15 months ago by Geraldine Schnauer
Very honest and accurate portrayal of anorexia. It's very sad that it strikes so young, before we can even comprehend it sometimes, but Lori Gottlieb's story is encouraging as... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Christina
The memoir "Stick Figure" is based on eleven-year-old Lori Gottlieb's life with her mom, dad, and brother (David). Read morePublished 17 months ago by Mandy Detrick
This book is a far cry from a lot of other eating disorder books I have read, as it is a lot more light-hearted than for example "Wasted" by Marya Hornbacher. Read morePublished on September 4, 2011 by TickyToes