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Locker room diaries : the naked truth about women, body image, and re-imagining the "perfect" body

Author: Leslie Goldman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Da Capo Press, 2006.
Series: Lifelong Books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Goldman, Leslie.
Locker room diaries.
Cambridge, Mass. : Da Capo Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006009059
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Goldman
ISBN: 9780738211817 0738211818 1282788604 9781282788602
OCLC Number: 694142909
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 239 pages).
Contents: Introduction: Warming up --
Conquering mount toledo : putting the scale in its place --
Booby-trapped : Hallelujah, my nipples have seen the light! --
A waist is a terrible thing to mind : eating disorders exposed --
I scream, you scream, we all scream for--
a $50 bikini wax? : locker room beauty rituals --
Belly dancing : learning about pregnancy straight from the source --
Pimples, crotches, and butts, oh my! : locker room nudity in all its splendor--
and horror --
Cellulite : the bumpy bane of my existence --
A steamy situation : talk, sweat, and tears in the sauna --
Throwing our weight around : plus-sized in the land of thin --
"Me veo gorda en esta ropa?" (Do I look fat in this?) : re-imagining body image : exploring race and ethnicity --
The next generation : body image, locker room mentality, and today's young girls --
Having a senior moment : what lessons can the older generation teach us? --
Epilogue: Smokin' in the girls' room : time to throw in the towel on hating our bodies.
Series Title: Lifelong Books.
Responsibility: Leslie Goldman.

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Blending expert opinion with wonderfully intimate, often laugh-aloud confidences, this guide will inspire anyone who knows the highs of exercise to leave the lows of self-esteem behind and, once and  Read more...

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