The Body Myth: Adult Women and the Pressure to be Perfect

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"This book can save your life! In a bold and honest analysis, Dr. Margo Maine and Joe Kelly offer a beautiful balance of truth and inspiration that invites you to release yourself from the trappings of the Body Myth and come home to your magnificent self."
—Jeanine C. Cogan, Ph.D., Policy Director of the Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy & Action

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Overview

Advance Praise for The Body Myth

"This book can save your life! In a bold and honest analysis, Dr. Margo Maine and Joe Kelly offer a beautiful balance of truth and inspiration that invites you to release yourself from the trappings of the Body Myth and come home to your magnificent self."
—Jeanine C. Cogan, Ph.D., Policy Director of the Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy & Action

"Delve into this no-nonsense call for liberation from the Body Myth to personal freedom. You will emerge well informed and want to spread the word!"
—Emme, supermodel, bestselling author of True Beauty and Life's Little Emergencies, and Chair of the National Eating Disorders Association's Ambassador's Council

"Margo Maine and Joe Kelly have written a must-read. This book says what so many women are feeling but don't dare say, and offers responsible guidance and help for those who don't dare ask. The Body Myth puts it all on the table with incredible intelligence, compassion, and support."
—Lynn Grefe, CEO of the National Eating Disorders Association

"It's high time America recognized that compulsive eating and dieting are not just problems for the young. We have Margo Maine and Joe Kelly to thank for this wise and compassionate guide to liberation from the Body Myth—at any age."
—Aimee Liu, author of Solitaire

"The Body Myth exposes the multiple stresses in our current culture that contribute to eating disorders and then describes what women can do to become empowered in the world."
—Pauline S. Powers, M.D., President of the Eating Disorders Association

"This is a very, very important book. The authors authoritatively identify the problems and then offer informed solutions. It is a landmark publication that will be useful to both sufferers and professionals working in the field of eating disorders."
—Craig L. Johnson, Ph.D., founder and Director of the Eating Disorders Program at Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471691587
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

MARGO MAINE, Ph.D., is cofounder of the Maine & Weinstein Specialty Group, LLC, and a clinical psychologist who has specialized in the treatment of eating disorders for more than two decades. She is a clinical consultant to and former director of the Eating Disorders Program at the Institute of Living in Hartford, Connecticut, and a Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Maine is a founder of the National Eating Disorders Association and the Academy for Eating Disorders, and she serves on the boards of the National Eating Disorders Screening Program as well as Dads and Daughters.

JOE KELLY is a journalist, activist, and author of Dads and Daughters. He won the 2004 Award for Action from the Eating Disorders Coalition.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

1. The Changing Shape of Womanhood.

2. Fact versus Fiction: How Survival Shapes the Body.

3. Women’s Bodies, Women’s Lives.

4. The Shape of Eating Disorders.

5. So Why Do People Do It?

6. How Family Shapes Us.

7. The New Extended Family: How Culture Shapes Us.

8. The Shape of Recovery.

9. Thinking and Coping in New Ways.

10. Embracing Our Selves.

Appendix: Resources for Eating Disorders and Body Image Despair.

Notes.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2005

    Unbelievably eye-opening

    When you¿re finished with this book, you¿ll wonder why any of us waste our well-being---not to mention unspeakable amounts of energy---worrying about how we look. Maine cuts through the marketing of female self-hatred and gets down to the miracle of our female bodies. For example, she explains how and why we live far longer during famine than men do!! If you have EVER gone on a diet or flinched when you looked in a mirror, get his book NOW!

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