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“Although it reads like a novel—a funny, touching, and absolutely gripping novel—Stick Figure is, astonishingly, the diary of Lori Gottlieb in 1978, when, at age 11 and all evidence to the contrary, she decided she was too fat and simply stopped eating…”

Boston Globe

Growing up in Beverly Hills in the 1970s, Lori Gottlieb learned the lessons her culture had to teach her—for example, that “no one could ever like a girl with thunder thighs.” Lori took those lessons seriously, and saw her world fall slowly apart as she developed a fierce reluctance to eat—winding up hospitalized when her “diet” took over her life. Fortunately, she recorded the journey in her diary, and her story is funny, slyly insightful, and surprisingly universal. A Los Angeles Times bestseller, Lori’s story is being made into a motion picture film by Martin Scorsese’s company, Carpo Productions.

Synopsis:

From the diaries she kept as an 11-year-old, the author's wry, perceptive account of her near-fatal struggle with anorexia nervosa is told with an unguarded openness not seen since Susanna Kaysen's "Girl Interrupted". Martin Scorsese's company, Carpo Productions, has purchased movie rights to Gottlieb's journal.

About the Author

Lori Gottlieb, a medical student at Stanford University, is a former Hollywood executive. Her work has appeared in Salon, Slate, and Daily Variety, among other publications. She lives in California.

Table of Contents

Part One: Winter 1978

"Who Do You Think You Are, Young Lady?"

Captain of Justice

Power Paragraph

Real Women Don't Eat Dessert

Thunder Thighs

Sex Education

Chameleon

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

"That's My Girl"

The Lori Monument

Sorry About the Milk Shake, Mr. President

Day of Atonement

Part Two: Spring 1978

Please Help the Hungry

Lactose Intolerant

If You Can Pinch an Inch

Level F, Section Pink

Facts and Figure

Shrink Me

Absolute Delight

Don't Talk with Your Mouth Full

Chewing on Air

"Hello, Angels... It's Charlie"

E Is for Electrolyte

Part Three: Summer 1978

Breck Girl

Fractions

Brownie

Camp Cedars

Nora

Hey, Taxi

Shereen's Jeans

Life without Andy Gibb

Cutting the Fat

Secretary School

North Star

Do Not Resuscitate

Stick Figure

Eggshells

You Can Never Be Too Rich or Too Thin

Epilogue

Acknowledgments

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Yo dawg i loved it i was in tears at the end of this book. i cant believe young girls go through stuff like this. it rocked dude. everyone should read it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780425178904
Author:
Gottlieb, Lori
Publisher:
Berkley Publishing Group
Location:
New York
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Health
Subject:
Specific Groups - Special Needs
Subject:
Anorexia nervosa
Subject:
Patients
Subject:
Eating Disorders - Anorexia Nervosa
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Gottlieb, Lori - Health
Subject:
Anorexia nervosa - Patients
Subject:
Psychopathology - Eating Disorders
Subject:
Eating Disorders - General
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Recovery and Addiction-Eating Disorders
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
no. 40
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.98x5.20x.66 in. .45 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , From the diaries she kept as an 11-year-old, the author's wry, perceptive account of her near-fatal struggle with anorexia nervosa is told with an unguarded openness not seen since Susanna Kaysen's "Girl Interrupted". Martin Scorsese's company, Carpo Productions, has purchased movie rights to Gottlieb's journal.
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