Does this Book Make Me Look Fat?

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Marissa Walsh
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 215 pages
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How often do you find yourself looking in the mirror? And smiling at what you see?
More likely, you're thinking what you see is: Fat, Ugly, Skinny, Round, Stacked or Flat, Bad or Good. From reality television to tabloid headlines, we're all surrounded by weight and discussion of weight. In this collection, a stellar lineup of YA writers sound off on body image., self-esteem, diets, eating disorders, boys, fashion magazines, and why trying on jeans is a bad experience for everyone. There are eight powerful short stories and six moving personal essays from authors whose works include two New York Times bestsellers, a Los Angeles TImes Book Prize, and a Printz Honor; an appendix offers book, movie, and music recommendations. (And in case you're still wondering, No this book does not make you look fat.)


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User Review  - ReginaR - LibraryThing

I only read a few of these essays, including the one by Sara Zarr. Insightful and definitely worth reading. Read full review

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Great short story collection about an excellent topic. Read full review

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