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Author Ensler, Eve, 1953-

Title The good body / Eve Ensler
Edition First edition
Published New York : Villard, [2004]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  810.6 E5993 A6/G  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 95 pages ; 21 cm
Summary "The Good Body starts with Eve Ensler's tortured relationship with her own "post-forties" stomach and her skirmishes with everything from Ab Rollers to fad diets and fascist trainers in an attempt to get the "flabby badness" out. As Eve hungrily seeks self-acceptance, she is joined by the voices of women from L.A. to Kabul, whose obsessions are also laid bare: A young Latina candidly critiques her humiliating "spread," a stubborn layer of fat that she calls "a second pair of thighs." The wife of a plastic surgeon recounts being systematically reconstructed - inch by inch - by her "perfectionist" husband. An aging magazine executive, still haunted by her mother's long-ago criticism, describes her desperate pursuit of youth as she relentlessly does sit-ups."
"Along the way, Eve also introduces us to women who have found a hard-won peace with their bodies: an African mother who celebrates each individual body as a sign of nature's diversity, and an Indian woman who transcends "treadmill mania" and delights in her plump cheeks and curves. Then there is the veiled Afghani woman who is willing to risk imprisonment for a taste of ice cream. These are just a few of the inspiring stories woven through Eve's global journey from obsession to enlightenment. Ultimately, these monologues become a personal wake-up call from Eve to love the "good bodies" we inhabit."--BOOK JACKET
Subject Human body.
Body image.
Women -- Drama.
Body image -- Drama.
Human body -- Drama.
Genre/Form Drama.
LC no. 2004057592
ISBN 037550284X acid-free paper