Rock What You've Got: Secrets to Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty from Someone Who's Been There and Back

Rock What You've Got: Secrets to Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty from Someone Who's Been There and Back

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by Katherine Schwarzenegger
     
 

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A hip, empowering, get-real guide to loving the body you're in.

For young women today, developing a healthy body image can be a challenge. Yet Katherine Schwarzenegger has done just that. She has been there . . . and back, and has come not only to accept but to love her curvy, powerful, smart, sexy, and happy self. She wants to help other girls

Overview

A hip, empowering, get-real guide to loving the body you're in.

For young women today, developing a healthy body image can be a challenge. Yet Katherine Schwarzenegger has done just that. She has been there . . . and back, and has come not only to accept but to love her curvy, powerful, smart, sexy, and happy self. She wants to help other girls do the same-recognize their own beauty, both inside and out.

An estimated 8 million Americans have an eating disorder. Seven million of those are young women, and more and more of them are girls. Girls are increasingly growing dissatisfied with their bodies, trying to change them and fit into some image or mold of perfection that is impossible to achieve.

Where are they getting this from?

The answer is clear: their moms, sisters, friends, frenemies, television, movies, magazines, and every other media outlet imaginable.

When you open a magazine or watch a movie, what kind of girls do you see?

Skinny ones!

Impossibly perfect girls with immaculate bodies.

Everywhere they look, girls are inundated with carefully airbrushed, highly inaccurate images of the female body. It's no wonder they feel something's wrong with them!

In this down-to-earth, reassuring, and fun book, Katherine calls for a new way of seeing what is beautiful. Packed with informative facts, moving personal anecdotes from Katherine's life, and the voices of other Rock What You've Got women, her book celebrates the female form, whatever the size, and inspires girls to ROCK WHAT YOU'VE GOT!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
One would be forgiven for assuming that the daughter of actor, bodybuilder, and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and journalist Maria Shriver has led a rarified and privileged life, free of strife about issues typically associated with adolescence, like body image, sexuality, and self esteem. But Schwarzenegger, currently an undergraduate at USC, uses her platform to share her experiences in a debut that rides the line between self-help and memoir. Her goal is to mine her own journey in order to empower women, and she wisely discusses eating disorders, birth control, and other hot-button issues in a direct, candid tone complimented by statistics, expert opinion, history, and insight from other women who have struggled with these concerns. "For Moms Only" boxes underscore the important positive role that mothers need to play and offer tips on helping daughters achieve confidence and a positive self- image. Despite the name on the spine, this is girl power from one (relatively) normal young woman to another.
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Library Journal
As a preteen American girl, Schwarzenegger, daughter of the California governor, told her mother she thought herself "fat, ugly, stupid, and totally disgusting." After struggling for ten years with self-image issues, she has come out on top and wants to share with other girls how to get through physical changes, ignore media's profit-driven images, and develop one's inner beauty. A chapter for mothers warns them not to hold their daughters to society's physical standards or to become food police by constantly commenting on what their daughters eat or don't eat. Schwarzenegger writes in a style that will appeal to most teens and their moms. Despite the author's link to a celebrity family, this book definitely stands on its own.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401396237
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
09/14/2010
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
447 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Katherine Schwarzenegger is a twenty-year-old junior at USC. This is her first book.

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Devin Fourqurean More than 1 year ago
hey so i was reding this book and i loved it. it was soo good i love this book thank you kristen