Locker Room Diaries by Leslie Goldman
The Naked Truth about Women, Body Image, and Re-imagining the "Perfect" Body

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Often dressed in no more than a towel, author Leslie Goldman spent five years talking with women of all ages, shapes, and sizes about what goes into “shaping” not just their bodies but their body image. From compulsive workouts to daily dates with the scale to body fat measurements, American women are swept up in a constant quest for perfection. But the loudest voices here are those of the senior women who speak candidly of their long road to self-acceptance. Funny, smart, and confiding, Locker Room Diaries is a wake-up call for any woman who has ever wished her body were something other than it is; this book “reminds you that the ‘perfect’ body is your body.” (Wendy Shanker).
 

About Leslie Goldman

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Leslie Goldman, M.P.H., is a health writer for the American Medical Association. She also writes for the Chicago Tribune, Health, Marie Claire, People, and Redbook. She lives in Chicago.
 
Published September 10, 2007 by Da Capo Press. 266 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Self-confessed "workout junkie" Goldman has written a lively but exhausting book about women's body image and the cult of the locker room. A recovered anorexic, Goldman has an M.A. in p

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New York Journal of Books

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There are women unashamed to walk around naked in the locker room, no matter their size or age, while other women have developed interesting body contortions in order to change clothes and expose as little flesh as possible.

May 22 2007 | Read Full Review of Locker Room Diaries: The Nake...

New York Journal of Books

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There are women unashamed to walk around naked in the locker room, no matter their size or age, while other women have developed interesting body contortions in order to change clothes and expose as little flesh as possible.

May 22 2007 | Read Full Review of Locker Room Diaries: The Nake...

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