Locker Room Diaries: The Naked Truth about Women, Body Image and Re-imagining the 'perfect' Body

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Da Capo Lifelong, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 239 pages
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Often dressed in no more than a towel, author Leslie Goldman spent five years talking with women of all ages, shapes, and sizes about what goes into “shaping” not just their bodies but their body image. From compulsive workouts to daily dates with the scale to body fat measurements, American women are swept up in a constant quest for perfection. But the loudest voices here are those of the senior women who speak candidly of their long road to self-acceptance. Funny, smart, and confiding, Locker Room Diaries is a wake-up call for any woman who has ever wished her body were something other than it is; this book “reminds you that the ‘perfect’ body is your body.” (Wendy Shanker).

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Review: Locker Room Diaries: The Naked Truth about Women, Body Image, and Re-imagining the "Perfect" Body

User Review  - Rachelccameron - Goodreads

I really enjoyed it. It was well written, to the point and the anecdotes were well edited and a great touch. The personal research element added a lot because the author was experiencing things mostly ... Read full review

Review: Locker Room Diaries: The Naked Truth about Women, Body Image, and Re-imagining the "Perfect" Body

User Review  - Christine - Goodreads

It was okay. It really is what it says...a diary written in a locker room. I learned that certain women really are more self absorbed than I had originally thought. Read full review

About the author (2007)

Leslie Goldman, M.P.H., is a health writer for the American Medical Association. She also writes for the Chicago Tribune, Health, Marie Claire, People, and Redbook. She lives in Chicago.

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