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The Resource Body of truth : how science, history, and culture drive our obsession with weight--and what we can do about it, Harriet Brown

Body of truth : how science, history, and culture drive our obsession with weight--and what we can do about it, Harriet Brown

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Body of truth : how science, history, and culture drive our obsession with weight--and what we can do about it
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Body of truth
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how science, history, and culture drive our obsession with weight--and what we can do about it
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Harriet Brown
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eng
Summary
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. 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 berate themselves and others, all in the name of being thin? As a science journalist, Harriet Brown has explored this collective longing and fixation from an objective perspective; as a mother, wife, and woman with "weight issues, " she has struggled to understand it on a personal level. Now, in Body of Truth Brown systematically unpacks what's been offered as "truth" about weight and health. Starting with the four biggest lies, Brown shows how research has been manipulated; how the medical profession is complicit in keeping us in the dark; how Big Pharma and big, empty promises equal big, big dollars; and how much of what we know (or think we know) about health and weight is wrong-and how all of those affect all of us every day, whether we know it or not. The quest for health and wellness has never been more urgent, yet most of us continue to buy into fad diets and unattainable body ideals, unaware of the damage we're doing to ourselves. Through interviews, research, and her own experience, Brown not only gives us the real story on weight, health, and beauty but also offers concrete suggestions for how each of us can sort through the lies and misconceptions and make peace with and for ourselves
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Brown, Harriet
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Read by Karen Saltus
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Saltus, Karen
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  • Weight loss
  • Body image
  • Weight loss
  • Reducing diets
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adult
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Body of truth : how science, history, and culture drive our obsession with weight--and what we can do about it, Harriet Brown
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  • Blackstone Audio: ZPbo37
  • Blackstone Audio: Zbo37
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audiodisc
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spoken word
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p225763765
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12 cm.
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Unabridged.
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6 CDs (7 hr.)
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9781469062259
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audio
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digital
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  • ZPbo37
  • Zbo37
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  • (Sirsi) p225763765
  • (Sirsi) p225763765
Label
Body of truth : how science, history, and culture drive our obsession with weight--and what we can do about it, Harriet Brown
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Blackstone Audio: ZPbo37
  • Blackstone Audio: Zbo37
Carrier category
audiodisc
Content category
spoken word
Control code
p225763765
Dimensions
12 cm.
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
6 CDs (7 hr.)
Isbn
9781469062259
Media category
audio
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
  • ZPbo37
  • Zbo37
System control number
  • (Sirsi) p225763765
  • (Sirsi) p225763765

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