About the Author
Writing Locker Room Diaries was a labor of love, an extraordinary journey in which women of all ages, shapes, sizes, ethnicities and backgrounds invited me into their lives to talk about a deeply personal topic. And look what I found: we all hate negative - oftentimes hateful - feelings about our bodies. This thread wove itself throughout the life continuum, starting as early as age three, with little girls who refused to eat their juice and cookies at school because they were “on diets,“ to older women who still felt shame about their wrinkles and sags, even though their bodies had given life to others, had sustained them through disease... (thankfully, most of the older women I spoke with had much more positive things to say about coming to terms with their aging physiques!) The book has definitely struck a chord - I was interviewed on the Today Show in July by the lovely Natalie Morales and it was featured in People Magazine as well! I think that’s because, despite the aforementioned examples, the book is not just another sad eating disorder tome - it’s FUNNY! My humor and own body image foibles (from first time bikini waxing to germaphobic locker room visits) are interspersed throughout, as are quotes from scores of other women, making Locker Room Diaries truly a sort of diary - a peek into the minds of what other women really think. Take a look - I bet you’ll relate.