Hungry: A Young Model's Story of Appetite, Ambition and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves
Now available in paperback, Hungry is an uplifting memoir with a universal message about body image, beauty, and self-confidence, and an inspiring, cautionary tale for women of all ages.
At fourteen, I was a regular junior high school student in Clinton, Mississippi, when a modeling scout told me: You could be a supermodel...but you'll have to lose a little weight.
For glamour, fame, and escape, I lost seventy pounds.
This is a photo of me at sixteen, when I signed a big modeling contract, moved to New York City, and started traveling around the world.
It is also when I developed a ferocious case of anorexia and exercise bulimia.
Until I decided enough was enough—I wanted to live.
And so I ate. And ate.
Offering a behind-the-scenes peek into the modeling industry, as well as a trenchant look at our weight-obsessed culture, Hungry is an inspiring and cautionary tale that will resonate with anyone who has battled society’s small-minded definitions of beauty.
This is me now, the leading plus-size model in America.
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Review: Hungry: A Young Model's Story of Appetite, Ambition, and the Ultimate Embrace of CurvesUser Review - Alice Oz - Goodreads
honestly, i loved this book. i didn't think that i would enjoy it as much as i did, but it was fantastic. a mix of memoir and social commentary. well thought out, well researched, well written and ... Read full review
Review: Hungry: A Young Model's Story of Appetite, Ambition, and the Ultimate Embrace of CurvesUser Review - Carmen - Goodreads
A very good, very intelligent book for such a young writer. Written by a model who turned to anorexia for a few years, and then decided to stop and become a 'plus-size' model. Very fascinating and well-written. She is humble and does not rant. Highly recommended. Read full review
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