3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Dying for deeper emotions.....,
This review is from: Barbi Twins - Dying To Be Healthy: Millennium Dieting and Nutrition (Paperback)
...I think the book was written well. They told the truth about all the fad diets out there and what they basically do. I liked their honesty about how they struggled with their weight and what damage they did to themselves to let girls know the imperfections behind the perfections. However, I would have liked to see more depth in Sia's writing. I wanted to know how this disorder happened. Was it learned by watching their mother? Or maybe genetic? They mentioned trying to be perfect and this infatuation with food since they were little, but what happened in their lives that caused those feelings? I would have like to have known what their childhood was like, how their parents acted, and the emotional recovery of their addiction. The scary diet stories were good, but they just sounded crazy after a while. Instead of writing what they did, I would like to have known what was going on in their head. How were they feeling that made them want to do this instead of just for work. What were the emotional and physical recovery of this addiction like...I would liked to have seen photos that showed them looking bloated or how they look in their everyday life or none at all. I like the picture on the front cover, that definitley catches the eye, but the photos inside seemed to encourage vomiting and laxative use.