The Obsession: Reflections On The Tyranny Of Slenderness by Kim Chernin

The Obsession: Reflections On The Tyranny Of Slenderness

byKim Chernin

Paperback | April 13, 1994

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The Obsession is a deeply committed and beautifully written analysis of our society's increasing demand that women be thin. It offers a careful, thought provoking discussion of the reasons men have encouraged this obsession and women have embraced it. It is a book about women's efforts to become thin rather than to accept the natural dimensions of their bodies--a book about the meaning of food and its rejection.

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The Obsession is a deeply committed and beautifully written analysis of our society's increasing demand that women be thin. It offers a careful, thought provoking discussion of the reasons men have encouraged this obsession and women have embraced it. It is a book about women's efforts to become thin rather than to accept the natural d...
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Title:The Obsession: Reflections On The Tyranny Of SlendernessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.5 inPublished:April 13, 1994Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0060925051

ISBN - 13:9780060925055

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The Obsession is a deeply committed and beautifully written analysis of our society's increasing demand that women be thin. It offers a careful, thought provoking discussion of the reasons men have encouraged this obsession and women have embraced it. It is a book about women's efforts to become thin rather than to accept the natural dimensions of their bodies--a book about the meaning of food and its rejection.

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"Eloquently written, passionate in its rhetoric and consistently absorbing."(New York Times)