Self-esteem Comes in All Sizes

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Doubleday, 1995 - Self-Help - 331 pages
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Carol Johnson once thought of herself as an "un"--unattractive, undisciplined, undesirable, unmotivated, undeserving, uninvited--but no more! Having struggled since childhood with diets, low self-esteem, and the prejudices of others, she has come to believe that being overweight does not make you bad, lazy, or less deserving of happiness. And it has become her mission to make other people understand that their weight is not a measure of their self-worth.

"Self-Esteem Comes In All Sizes is written from Ms. Johnson's hard-won and firm conviction that, like flowers, people "come in all colors, shapes, an sizes--but they're beautiful." It is an inspirational guide for all those women (and men) who have been putting their happiness on hold, convinced that if they were only thin, everything else in their lives would be better. Carol Johnson's answer to this self-defeating attitude is that, "You can feel good now, look good now, and be the most you can be--right now!"

By separating physiological fact from popular fiction, she helps people to understand that they are not to blame for their size; by focusing on health rather than weight loss, she explains how to set achievable goals. And through the sheer force of her dynamic message and personality, she inculcates the belief that you can get compliments and command respect in an ample body.

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According to Johnson, it's okay to think big. The buxom therapist and founder of Largely Positive, a support group for overweight women and men, offers inspiration to anyone whose dieting has failed yet again. Need we add that the publicist expects this book to be big? Read full review


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