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The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2007

    you gotta read this book

    Very interesting. Highly recommend to anyone who knows any females. Eye opening and a downright page turner, if u believe it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2013

    Wow!

    This book was very detailed and interesting..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2013

    Sad but True

    Am thoroughly enjoying Ms Brumbergs's book /purchased it as an E-book after a recent trip to Seneca Falls/ Very eye opening/. Sadly , as women we have evolved so much from the time of binding corsets only to be "corseted " by today's portrayal of the perfect body influencing young and adolescent women to such extremes as eating disorders and teenage plastic surgery in pursuit of perfection. Love the idea of using the diary as a research tool /probably one of the only ways to truly visit our "sisters " from the past

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    Highly Recommended- A book that all women should read atleast once in their lives.

    Honest, truthful, personal and relate-able.

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  • Posted January 16, 2009

    Woody33

    This is an excellent book for anyone looking to further their intelligence on the female mind and body. I would highly recommend this to young women looking for past knowledge on how their cultures and styles have changed. To think back 100 years ago to how girls acted and dressed is very interesting to anyone. Not only is this an exceptional book for women but most men would enjoy it also. To broaden your knowledge and try to picture women acting and dressing in such creative ways makes you think what women will do 100 years from now. This book is very factual considering many quotes and pictures relating back to the 19th century. With the author¿s broad knowledge of this era and his keen way of describing women, this book will keep you attached and interested. Wonderful book, would recommend to anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2007

    Mcintyre student- 4th period

    Wow! was the first word that came to mind when I finished this book. Brumberg truly conveys what young women are thinking and doing by using authentic diary excerpts, written throughout history. She not only uses realistic voices, she also includes a number of pictures so the reader can visually understand what she's talking about. Nontheless, I recommend this book to anyone, who is interested in learning more about the 'changes' of females, throughout history.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2003

    Offended by previous review

    I think this book is outstanding and have given it as gifts to other women because its message is so powerful. It is incredibly liberating to explore the artificial and transient nature of the physical standards we hold ourselves to as women. The previous reviewer's suggestion that more pictures are needed so that male readers can better understand what is meant by female adolescent physical maturation is absurd. Even if his claim that this book is accessible only to female readers (which is ridiculous) was true, my answer would be 'So what?' More than enough books have been written from and for the male perspective and women manage to read and understand them just fine. Get over it, man! :-) Happy reading.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 31, 2010

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