Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self

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Demco Media, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography
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From the diaries she kept as an 11-year-old, the author's wry, perceptive account of her near-fatal struggle with anorexia nervosa is told with an unguarded openness not seen since Susanna Kaysen's Girl Interrupted. Martin Scorsese's company, Carpo Productions, has purchased movie rights to Gottlieb's journal.

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User Review  - MartyAllen - LibraryThing

Lori Gottlieb is a precocious child, too smart for an eating disorder--or is she? Though the perspective is that of an eleven-year-old, Gottlieb’s precociousness and wit make this a story that could ... Read full review

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User Review  - etznab - LibraryThing

In the early chapters the main characters laments that her mother and other women are too obsessed about their weight. She makes several observations about how the constant focus on body image is ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Lori Gottlieb is the author of the national bestseller Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self, and a journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time, People, Slate, Self, Glamour, Elle, Salon, and the Los Angeles Times. She is also a frequent commentator for NPR's All Things Considered.

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