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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Does This Book Make Me Look Fat?

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Publisher Comments:

How often do you find yourself looking in the mirror? And smiling at what you see?

More likely, you're thinking what you see is: Fat, Ugly, Skinny, Round, Stacked or Flat, Bad or Good. From reality television to tabloid headlines, we're all surrounded by weight and discussion of weight. In this collection, a stellar lineup of YA writers sound off on body image., self-esteem, diets, eating disorders, boys, fashion magazines, and why trying on jeans is a bad experience for everyone. There are eight powerful short stories and six moving personal essays from authors whose works include two New York Times bestsellers, a Los Angeles TImes Book Prize, and a Printz Honor; an appendix offers book, movie, and music recommendations. (And in case you're still wondering, No this book does not make you look fat.)

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"Fourteen authors and artists weigh in on body image in a thoughtfully edited anthology. Walsh (Not Like I'm Jealous or Anything: The Jealousy Book) calls on males (Daniel Pinkwater, Barry Lyga), cartoonists (Lauren R. Weinstein) and writers best known for their work for adults (Wendy Shanker), as well as prominent female YA novelists (Ellen Hopkins, Carolyn Mackler). A number of the entries are autobiographical, offering predictable if affirming statements on topics the same contributors have considered more imaginatively in fiction; the more memorable are short stories, as in Jaclyn Moriarty's surreal tale about teens coping with a teacher who delivers very mixed messages about their inner beauty. Lists of relevant books, movies, songs and Web sites are welcome extras. Ages 12 — up. Correction: The title of Carolyn Meyer's novel is The True Adventures of Charley Darwin (Reviews, Dec. 15)." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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In this collection, a stellar lineup of 14 YA writers sounds off about body image, self-esteem, diets, eating disorders, and more. Includes short stories and powerful essays from authors including Daniel Pinkwater, Wendy McClure, and Ellen Hopkins.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547014968
Author:
Walsh, Marissa
Publisher:
Clarion Books
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Overweight persons
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Social Issues - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Social Science - Psychology
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Overweight persons -- United States.
Subject:
Body image
Subject:
Children s-Collections
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20081229
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 0.79 lb
Age Level:
12-17

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Product details 208 pages Clarion Books - English 9780547014968 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Fourteen authors and artists weigh in on body image in a thoughtfully edited anthology. Walsh (Not Like I'm Jealous or Anything: The Jealousy Book) calls on males (Daniel Pinkwater, Barry Lyga), cartoonists (Lauren R. Weinstein) and writers best known for their work for adults (Wendy Shanker), as well as prominent female YA novelists (Ellen Hopkins, Carolyn Mackler). A number of the entries are autobiographical, offering predictable if affirming statements on topics the same contributors have considered more imaginatively in fiction; the more memorable are short stories, as in Jaclyn Moriarty's surreal tale about teens coping with a teacher who delivers very mixed messages about their inner beauty. Lists of relevant books, movies, songs and Web sites are welcome extras. Ages 12 — up. Correction: The title of Carolyn Meyer's novel is The True Adventures of Charley Darwin (Reviews, Dec. 15)." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In this collection, a stellar lineup of 14 YA writers sounds off about body image, self-esteem, diets, eating disorders, and more. Includes short stories and powerful essays from authors including Daniel Pinkwater, Wendy McClure, and Ellen Hopkins.
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