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A Delicious and Page-Turning Read!,
This review is from: Locker Room Diaries: The Naked Truth about Women, Body Image, and Re-imagining the "Perfect" Body (Hardcover)
I devoured Locker Room Diaries over two days and I have since passed a copy along to my 3 sisters, my girlfriends, my husband, and even a student! I teach writing at a local university and Goldman's words sing and dance across the pages of her powerful book - a book that is part memoir, part ethnography, and part sociology. It is a beautiful work of art and a true labor of love.
Like Goldman, I too have struggled with my body over the years - constantly pushing it too many miles until it breaks or pinching every ounce of fat on my stomach and magically wishing it would turn to rock hard stone. Goldman's book is a testament to the times that we live in where Dove pushes for a "real beauty" campaign, yet the "real women" splashed across billboards are selling FIRMING lotion.
For any woman who has ever spent time in a gym, Locker Room Diaries will resonate with her. She will laugh and cry simultaneously as her fingers turn the pages. The voices that we hear talking about their boobs, bikini waxes, and food obessions are voices that we are familiar with - that we can relate to.
I highly recommend this book!!! Goldman will NOT disappoint.