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“Orbach provides a rich, nuanced context for the present moment, looking through time and across cultures.” ―Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A cogent, relevant look at the contemporary body in crisis.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“A smart and rich compendium of what is going on within and without our bodies today, its pages informed by Orbach's decades of clinical practice and research.” ―The Times (UK)
“A timely and powerful polemic . . . on the western obsession with achieving physical perfection.” ―The Guardian (UK)
“A timely entry in the current analysis of reality versus fiction that seems to be steadily encompassing all facets of American life.” ―Booklist
“Virtually all feminist debate on body image and beauty imagery owes its existence to Susie Orbach's enduring formulation.” ―Naomi Wolf
“Susie Orbach's pioneering work isn't just the first to expose the links between sexual politics and female dieting; it remains the classic work on the subject.” ―Susan Faludi
“Ms. Orbach extends feminist analysis systematically, convincingly, and movingly to portray the anorectic struggle as a metaphor for our age.” ―The New York Times Book Review on Hunger Strike
Susie Orbach is the co-founder of the Women's Therapy Centre in London and New York. A former Guardian (UK) columnist, she was visiting professor for ten years at the London School of Economics and is the convener of www.any-body.org. She is a consultant and co-originator of the Dove Campaing for Real Beauty. The author of a number of books, including On Eating, The Impossibility of Sex, and the bestseller Fat is a Feminist Issue, she lectures extensively worldwide.See all Product Description