Real Gorgeous by Kaz Cooke
The Truth about Body and Beauty

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A hilarious and empowering book for girls and women who are insecure about their body image.

Take it from Kaz Cooke: "There are millions of gorgeous body shapes. Yours is one of them. Dieting doesn't work. Your thighs are pretty cute. Exercise should be fun not duty. Cheap cosmetics can be as good as expensive ones. Advertising lies. Plastic surgery sucks. Modeling can be miserable. You can recover from an eating disorder. You can read magazines and watch television critically. You can fight the Body Police."

At last, here is a book that tells you how to be friends with your body. Real Gorgeous is a big, funny, reassuring read about fashion fibs and diet myths—and the truth about, among other things, push-ups, push-up bras, and the great cellulite scam. It is meticulously researched and sensible, but it avoids impenetrable theory and instead embraces the fun of clothes, makeup, and life in general.

Packed with jokes, Cooke's own cartoons, and practical ways to find real self-esteem and avoid freak-outs and rip-offs, Real Gorgeous is easy to read, relevant, and an indispensable boost for women aged 11 to 111.

About Kaz Cooke

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Kaz Cooke is a cartoonist and author of "Real Gorgeous", "The Crocodile Club", "Get a Grip", and "Up the Duff".
Published September 28, 1995 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. 256 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Although her jocular tone and clever cartoons often make this book more appropriate for young teens than adults (e.g., ``Like a little old caterpillar programmed to become a butterfly, our grown-up shapes are already decided before we are born.''), her no-nonsense pronouncements on the ultimate u...

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Body image issues are also not delegated to one body type.

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