Never Satisfied: A Cultural History of Diets, Fantasies, and Fat

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Free Press, 1986 - Social Science - 468 pages
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Looks at the history of America's obsession with weight loss, discusses diets, foundation garments, and influential nutritionists, and suggests psychological reasons for our obsession with weight

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Ritual and Romance
The Thin Body and the Jacksonians
The Buoyant Body in Victorian America

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Hillel Schwartz is the author of "Making Noise: From Babel to the Big Bang and Beyond.

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