The Resource Beautiful bodies, Kimberly Rae Miller

Beautiful bodies, Kimberly Rae Miller

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Beautiful bodies
Title
Beautiful bodies
Statement of responsibility
Kimberly Rae Miller
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A brave and witty examination of how and why we try to control our bodies with food. Like most people, Kimberly Rae Miller does not have the perfect body, but that hasn't stopped her from trying. And trying. And trying some more. Her first attempt to use food to change her body came at age four, when she learned that the Inuit ate fat to stay warm in the winter. If this diet worked in the Arctic, she reasoned, why not in Long Island? Postcollege, after a brief stint as a diet-pill model, she became a health-and-fitness writer and editor working on celebrities' bestselling bios--sugarcoating the trials and tribulations celebs endure to stay thin. But what is the ideal body? Knowing she's far from alone in this struggle, Kim sets out to find the objective definition of this seemingly unattainable level of perfection. While on a fascinating and hilarious journey through time that takes her from obese Paleolithic cavewomen, to the bland menus that Drs. Graham and Kellogg prescribed to promote good morals in addition to good health, to the binge-drinking-prone regimen that caused William the Conqueror's body to explode at his own funeral, Kim ends up discovering a lot about her relationship with her own body. Warm, funny, and brutally honest, Beautiful Bodies is a blend of memoir and social history that will speak to anyone who's ever been caught in a power struggle with his or her own body...in other words, just about everyone
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FlPkSB
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Miller, Kimberly Rae
Dewey number
613.2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Miller, Kimberly Rae
  • Autobiographies
  • Health
  • Weight loss
  • Self-realization
Label
Beautiful bodies, Kimberly Rae Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-206) and index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
222 pages :
Isbn
9781503935174
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)BI3935174
  • (FlPpSEB)BI3935174
Label
Beautiful bodies, Kimberly Rae Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-206) and index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
222 pages :
Isbn
9781503935174
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)BI3935174
  • (FlPpSEB)BI3935174

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