Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight--and What We Can Do about It
Released! 03/22/2016
Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight--and What We Can Do about It
by Harriet Brown
Paperback

Over the past twenty-five years, our quest for thinness has morphed into a relentless obsession with weight and body image. In our culture, "fat" has become a four-letter word. Or, as Lance Armstrong said to the wife of a former teammate, "I called you crazy. I called you a bitch. But I never called you fat." How did we get to this place where the worst insult you can hurl at someone is "fat"? Where women and girls (and increasingly men and boys) will diet, purge, overeat, undereat, and ... read more