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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: WW Norton (Feb. 1 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393313557
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393313550
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 16.8 x 1.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 435 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #553,916 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Format: Paperback
I got _Real Gorgeous_ as a 17th birthday gift, which is about 5 years later than I wish I'd read it. Still, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It gives you a cute, funny, entertaining look at the media's idea of "beauty", ways to have a more positive body image, why diets don't work, etc. This is advice that could help save many adolescent girls from falling into the typical pattern of low self-esteem, crash dieting, and body hatred. Best of all, it's presented in a light-hearted, positive, friendly fashion that nearly any girl will enjoy. Please do the girls around you a favor and introduce them to this fun, positive, uplifting book (after reading & enjoying it yourself, of course)!
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This book is cute in spots. It seems designed to placate adolescent fears about the developing female body. It is obviously not directed toward an American audience. The factual content is a few years behind.
As a 40 something woman struggling with body image issues, I was disappointed. I give it a lower rating because the description didn't match the content very well.It is well-suited for an eleven year old girl.
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By Quyen on Jan. 6 2003
Format: Paperback
This book is loaded with lots of info. I enjoyed reading his book, lots of info.
I am now wise beyond my years. No really, you learn a lot.
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By "kiwikisses36" on Nov. 18 2002
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It was good over all. But I didnt like how they kept on dissing on skinny girls. They could have been more universal if they had written "There isnt a certain way to be. Just be yourself"
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this book is great for all women who always thought there is an irony in the media about beauty. first time I saw this book I thought the back had an interesting introduction. then when I read a couple of first pages i laughed!!it has great information about media and stuff you wish you didn't know. i have this book for a bout a year and i still read it for fun:)
Update:july 13.It's been a while since I've read over the book but I recently dusted it off my bookshelf and read it when I was feeling horrible and cranky.still love it and if you still haven't bought it it's worth keeping.My sisters love this book too since it's funny and educational at the same time.Kat offers many insights on products that are considered "must have" and gives a different view on self esteem compared to other women who have tried to written a book on women's self esteem.Her view is much more realistic or is just easier to understand.
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I just started reading Real Gorgeous, and I already can't wait to post my rave review -- it's THAT good! This book will have you loving your body, and laughing out loud in the process, in no time at all. I've painfully made my way through other "self-help" books, but this one really speaks to the reader. Take my word for it! As a typical woman with low self-esteem, this book has already got me thinking about things differently. I could end up loving my body after all, and you could, too! Get this book.
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By A Customer on June 20 2002
Format: Paperback
This book is absolutely-without-a-doubt-fabulous. I have been having some body image issues lately. I pulled Real Gorgeous out again and reminded myself that I am beautiful--not in spite of--but because I am a curvy, soft woman. I need to get away from the constant bombardment of messages (from the media and other people) telling me I need to lose weight to be a worthwhile human being. I like the author's style of discussing all sorts of issues women face without condescention. The illustrations are delightful, too.
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I Loved this book. Nicely demonstrates the affect society has on a woman's self image, and helps to combat that. Plus, it's just a fun read.
Highly recommended and thoroughly enjoyable. I would say it's probably better for late teen girls, but definitely a must for anyone struggling with self-image issues or qundry's of how to remain perfect in an imperfect society.
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